JArts AR Gallery
The JArts Gallery augmented reality (AR) app is a whole new way to experience art virtually. Using your own smart phone as a “window” into the virtual world, enter the gallery by holding your phone up to a wall in your home and experience stories of Hanukkah from around the globe and throughout history.
Facing The Flag
Secret Portal + Black Squirrel Studios
A powerful true story of a German Jewish family in 1932 who proudly displayed a Hanukkiah in defiance of danger just outside their window. This experimental AR story connects your home to the Posner family’s through a magical window, celebrating the story of their brave choice and its relevance today.
Read the Hanukkiah’s story HERE, housed at Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Israel.
Secret Portal + Black Squirrel Studios, 3D scanning by Direct Dimensions
This piece honors the diversity and connection of the Jewish people through traditional song and dance. White House Hanukkiah artist and sculptor Zachary Oxman’s beautiful bronze menorah, formed out of dancer’s bodies, is recreated in 3D on your living room floor. The figures morph into an animated group of Jews from across the world, performing a joyful dance between an unlikely crew bonded by celebration. Set to music by klezmer great Frank London.
Here and There
Artist Sam Perzanowski
A kinetic and musically-reactive sculpture that builds a connection between your home and Israel. In the US, dreidels say “Nes gadol hayah sham: a great miracle happened there.” In Israel, however, they say “Nes gadol hayah poh… a great miracle happened here.” With this piece, you can “float” between here and there.
JArts Gallery is a collaboration with Boston-based immersive technology company Secret Portal, powered by its Holo Gallery platform.