Mysterious Estonian street artist Edward von Lõngus lands in Copenhagen on November 16 as part of the European (R)estart Reality tour, an innovative art project celebrating the 100th anniversary of Estonia, as well as its presidency of the Council of the E.U.
After Brussels, Rome, and Helsinki, the streets of Copenhagen will host a gallery of charaacters created by von Lõngus. Inspired by Estonia´s past, his more than century-old characters travel through time and come to life through augmented reality, under the curious gaze of visitors.
At first site hanging peacefully on the walls, the invite passersby to get to know them. Meet Ats#Pets, a duo of electric bagpipe players, or Miina and Enn, who who’ve been attacked by an anti-graffiti clean-up team in Tallinn, before they were shut up in an internet server due to a malfunction in a time-travel machine.
Using a smartphone or tablet screen, they reveal their crazy stories full of humor and references to internet culture and Estonian history. The free (R)estart Reality app, available for download on the App Store or Google Play, allows visitors to bring these characters to life.
NOAR.eu art platform offers a broad overview of professional contemporary art from Estonia and the Baltics, bringing together more than 400 artists and ca 3000 artworks. In addition, NOAR runs a variety of initiatives with a common denominator of bringing art in touch with wider audiences, oftentimes in public space. This includes organising Tallinn Art Week, creating public space art in the future smart district in Tartu and Ülemiste City, as well as a digital street art project in cooperation with Edward von Lõngus that introduces Estonia in 11 European capitals in the context of the country´s 100th anniversary and EU presidency. /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// NOAR.eu kunstikeskkond pakub ühtset platvormi Eesti ja Baltikumi kaasaegse kunsti paremikule, koondades ligi 3000 teost 400 erinevalt kunstnikult. Lisaks juhib NOAR erinevaid projekte, mille ühiseks nimetajaks on kunsti ja laiema publiku kohtumine, eriti avalikus ruumis - sh näiteks Tallinn Art Week, avaliku ruumi kunst Tartu tulevases nutilinnaosas ja Ülemiste Citys, Eesti Vabariigi 100. juubeli ja EL eesistumise digitänavakunstituur 11 Euroopa pealinnas koostöös Edward von Lõngusega, jpm.