The JArts Gallery, a new augmented reality art gallery, launched for Hanukkah 2020, and is available through spring!

JArts Gallery is an augmented reality mobile app. This first show, Hanukkah Illuminated, brings the art and stories of Hanukkah into your own home.

Download the JArts Gallery app in the IOS App Store, and you will be able to bring animated vignettes of Hanukkah into your own living room.

 

Download in the IOS App Store NOW
(coming to Android soon!)

 

About the pieces:

Facing The Flag

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.

 

Creative Director: Mike Mandel (Secret Portal)

Art: Sam Luck (Black Squirrel Productions)

Art: Mike Khoury (Black Squirrel Productions)

Narrator: Hannah Heilman

Producer: Alex Conrad

Music: Steve Pardo (SkewSound)

Sound Design: Nick Kallman (SkewSound)

Code: Mike Mandel

Additional Art Direction: Jeff Hesser

Additional 3D Modeling: Mitchell Fletcher

Additional FX: Sam Perzanowski

 

Special Thanks:

Jordanna Gessler

Christie Jovanovic

Motke Gilo

All Together

This piece honors the diversity of the Jewish people, and how they are connected 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 how they celebrate.

Creative Director: Mike Mandel (Secret Portal)

Art: Sam Luck (Black Squirrel Productions)

Art: Mike Khoury (Black Squirrel Productions)

Producer: Alex Conrad

3D Scanning: Direct Dimensions (contact Harry Abramson Harry@dirdim.com)

Additional 3D Modeling: Mitchell Fletcher

Additional FX: Sam Perzanowski

Music: Frank London’s Klezmer Brass Allstars

Code: Mike Mandel

Here and There
Sam Perzanowski

A kinetic and musically reactive sculpture that builds a connection between your home and Israel, celebrating the great miracles that connect all of us to our spiritual homelands.

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.” Experience this plays with this in an animated Hanukkiah that floats between here and there.

 

Here And There

Sam Perzanowski and Mike Mandel

Music:  Guy Mendilow and Chris Baum

JArts Gallery developed by Secret Portal, using its HoloGallery platform

Code and Design: Mike Mandel

User Experience: Astrid Chow