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This 100-Metre-Tall Artwork Is Set to Tower Over Melbourne (But You’ll Need Your Phone to See It) – Concrete Playground



The sky-high likeness of a child is set to land atop Melbourne’s Hamer Hall, although you won’t be able to spot it unless you know it’s there. Soaring at a huge 100 metres tall, large-scale public art commission Child of Now is the work of multidisciplinary artist Robert Walton and First Nations author and activist Claire G Coleman — and, because it’s an augmented reality piece, it will only be visible on digital screens and mobile devices. Fusing art and computer science, it’s set to take to its rooftop perch in 2024.

Across a cleverly executed ten-day performance — with dates yet to be revealed — the virtual being will appear to age from zero to 100 years, all while undertaking normal human activities like playing, walking,…

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