- Davy & Kristin McGuire
March 2023: "the extraordinary" (Forbes) at South By Southwest
"Delicate paper cuts and mobile AR combined to create the extraordinary, The Invited, which tells a touching Victorian Vampire love story." (Forbes)
What a great review from Forbes for The Invited!
We’ve just returned from Texas where we had been selected by SXSW 2023 to world premier our AR pop up book ‘The Invited’.
‘The Invited’ reimagines the gothic story of Dracula in a solitary séance in which a hand crafted fine art pop-up book comes to life with augmented reality animations to serve as a conduit for Dracula’s curse to re-enter the modern world. The 20' experience is an experiment in merging finely crafted physical worlds with Augmented Reality technologies in order to tell a melancholy story...
The Invited has been funded by Creative XR/Digital Catapult and XR Stories with producing support from Back to Ours and Mediale. We are at SXSW as part of the international showcasing initiative Future Art and Culture. Future Art and Culture is produced by British Underground at SXSW and funded by Arts Council England with additional support in 2023 from the British Council.