Yorkshire Sculpture Park is inviting audiences to try a brand-new web app called ‘Sculpture Cam’ as they explore the Park in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.
New web app Sculpture Cam allows visitors to Yorkshire Sculpture Park to experience and interact with sculptures from literally every angle, and then create, save and share 3D animations across social media.
Using photogrammetry – the science of making measurements from photographs – the team at YSP created 3D scans of 10 sculptures around the Park, including works by Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore and Sophie Ryder. Each scan comprises 120 silhouettes which form a 360-degree rotation.
Audience research demonstrated that visitors to the Park were using their mobile smartphones to capture images of sculptures, then sharing these moments on social platforms like Instagram and Facebook. Seeking to respond creatively to this behaviour, YSP and its partners, dutch interactive design studio Moniker, supported by The Space created the web app which uses 3D creative technology in an outdoor environment.
Visitors simply go to sculpture.cam on their phone or tablet once they get to the Park and hunt for the sculptures using the GPS prompts provided. Once they find the sculpture, they are presented with one of the silhouettes of the artwork which they must try and capture precisely using their camera.
On submitting an image, they are rewarded with a fun fact about the artist behind the sculpture. In this innovative collaborative project, every photo submitted to ‘Sculpture Cam’ will help to create a more beautiful animation of each sculpture.
About this Artist
Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) is the leading international centre for modern and contemporary sculpture which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2017. As an independent art gallery, accredited museum and accredited charity (number 1067908), YSP's core work is made possible by investment from Arts Council England, Wakefield Council, Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation and Sakurako and William Fisher through the Sakana Foundation. YSP was named Art Fund Museum of the Year in 2014.