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The Invisible Pink Unicorn: Art overtakes Faith in imagination

2011

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“Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed”  (John 20:29)

April 24, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THE APPARITION OF THE UNICORN
PINK AND INVISIBLE AT THE SAME TIME

According to Steve Eley « Invisible Pink Unicorns are beings of great spiritual power. We know this because they are capable of being invisible and pink at the same time.» These legendary figures appeared in the Internet legends of the early 90’s but for what is known, this is the first time an invisible pink unicorn has been seen in public.
Like in a collective mystic vision, this night, at the midnight of the Easter day, the magnificent figure of a great pink unicorn appears in St. Peter’s Square of Rome, suspended in air over the Vatican Obelisk, surrounded by devoted believers, pilgrims and tourists of any sort.
As far as it’s universally recognized that Easter transcends it’s meaning in other monotheistic religions as a “pass over” moment, even the Invisible Pink Unicorn manifested itself and personified a new crucial moment, opening a new shining season for collective visions and joyful hallucinations.

THE UBIQUITOUS MONUMENT
AN ETERNAL RESHAPE OF THE ETERNAL CITY

This time no one has to die or resurrect to declare a new amazing religion: the mysterious pink flying unicorn is just the latest imaginary intervention by the artists duo Les Liens Invisibles in collaboration with KoOk Artgency of Rome.
A Monument to the Invisible Pink Unicorn – which is a work and symbol of atheism, fervid imagination and hope – has been permanently placed in the middle of the square and all the passersby can now admire it  through the comfortable viewer of their smart-phones freely installing the popular Layar AR application.
According to the authors the Invisible Unicorn is not a joke and it won’t be removed it from its current position. The virtual sculpture is “real”, (in)visible and it has to be taken into serious consideration: it is the way a recontextualized symbol can alter, challenge and reshape the perception of a public space –  especially a very closed and symbolic one like the St. Peter’s Square in Rome.

BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO HAVE NOT SEEN
AND YET HAVE BELIEVED

Are you ready to start a new pilgrimage to the Holy See, now even more holy than ever?
The ubiquitous, pink and invisible, virtual monument is currently exhibited both in the augmented space of the famous Vatican Square and in the immaterial space of an Internet domain.
The Invisible Pink Unicorn is waiting for you. Don’t miss the call!

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LINKS
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Website of the Monument to the Invisible Unicorn
www.monumenttotheinvisiblepinkunicorn.com

Video & photo documentation of the apparition
http://invisibile.unicornorosa.org/gallery

Website of the apparition
www.unicornorosa.org

Watch the Pink Unicorn in the Augmented Space with Layar
http://m.layar.com/open/thepinkunicorn

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CREDITS
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A project by
Les Liens Invisibles
www.lesliensinvisibles.org

in collaboration with
KoOk ARTgency
www.kook.it

Supported by
Silvie Inb Contemporary Art
www.silvieinbgallery.com

3D Modeling
Matrjoska
www.matrjoska.com

Augmented Reality
Quivi AR Solutions

Video documentation
Federico Greco

Photos
Studio OnOff and Fracesco Cicconardi

 

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