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December 10, 2013

Use Google Glass for Free at Special Art Exhibit, December 16-18 at David Rubenstein Atrium

David Rubenstein Atrium

Google Glass Interactive Artwork Makes New York City Debut

at Lincoln Center

New York, NY, December 10, 2013 – On the heels of its world premiere in Miami, Florida, KIWI Arts Group and Gallery Shchukin announce the surprise location for ‘Viewpoint of Billions’ for the piece’s three-day exhibition in New York City. New York-based artist, David Datuna with Google Glass will be holding public viewings of the groundbreaking, interactive artwork at Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium, located at Broadway between 62nd and 63rd streets, from December 16-18.

During the piece’s three-day installation, the public will be invited to visit the David Rubenstein Atrium, have the chance to wear Glass, and enjoy the interactive experience. Datuna's flag will communicate directly with its audience, prompting questions through the viewfinder of Glass. For those who opt in, the total experience is recorded though the builtin camera in Glass, and cameras imbedded in the artwork. The see you see-me outcome is archived by the art and sent out via social media to share with the world. The artwork evolves with each interaction, creating a timeline. Visitors can go to to watch the interactive videos and become part of the archive and dialogue.

“We’re delighted that the David Rubenstein Atrium, the gateway to Lincoln Center, will be the New York public launching site for David Datuna with Google Glass, Viewpoint of Billions. Lincoln Center is always looking for new ways to engage the millions of people who visit each year and we are looking forward to David Datuna’s groundbreaking artwork experience”, says Liza Parker, Senior Vice President at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Public viewings will be held at the Atrium from Monday, December 16th through Wednesday, December 18th from 8AM-10PM. The BrickSimple team, one of the first firms to specialize in developing apps for Glass, will be on location to assist viewers with the Glass and answer questions about the piece. “The installation, which is one of the first times Glass has been connected to a work of art in this way, is something I hope many people in New York will get an opportunity to experience,” says Datuna.

About David Datuna

David Datuna is a Georgian-born American artist (b. 1974, Tbilisi) living in New York. Datuna has created a unique visual language that bridges his life experience and worldview with his complete immersion in American culture. Over the past several years Datuna’s noted series, Viewpoint of Millions, established his signature technique of laying a cascading wall of positive and negative optical lenses over an intricate, multidimensional narrative. The themes most often depicted in Datuna’s work involve messages about social, political and cultural issues that he encourages people everywhere to consider. Datuna exhibits widely in the US and Europe, and is well represented in important private collections worldwide.

About KIWI Arts Group

KIWI Arts Group is a collective of highly skilled, like-minded individuals with a common goal to transcend the traditional artist-gallery relationship. KIWI’s mission is to identify historically significant projects and collaborate with artists, galleries, institutions and museums worldwide to ensure optimum exposure through the development of special programs that have a global impact.

About BrickSimple

BrickSimple is a mobile application development firm with a rich history of innovation that was among the first to develop for the IOS and Android platforms. Det Ansinn, President of BrickSimple, has been a leader in the tech industry for over a decade. Det was a Glass Foundry participant and is a recognized Google Glass Pioneer that has created a dedicated team within his organization specializing in Glassware (Apps for Glass) and wearable technologies. His company is one of the leading innovators for both Mirror API development and native applications on Google Glass.

About Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center is the world’s leading performing arts center, hosting some five million visitors annually. Located on 16.3 acres in New York City, it is home to 11 Resident Organizations, including Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The 11 organizations are: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Center Theater, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and The School of American Ballet. The David Rubenstein Atrium, opened in 2009, is a vibrant public space, open seven days a week, and is home to an wide-ranging array of free and public programs and events for visitors and the local community.


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Lindsay Siwiec


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David Datuna's "Viewpoint of Billions"
Caption: David Datuna's "Viewpoint of Billions," a piece of art specifically created for use with Google Glass, on display at Lincoln Center's David Rubenstein Atrium, December 16-18, 2013
Photo Credit: Courtesy: Lincoln Center
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