Following Jeff Koons' collaboration with Snapchat, one of the digital sculptures has been reproduced and 'vandalized' by digital artist Sebastian Errazuriz. Errazurisz' vandalized digital sculpture is visible through a designated app called ARNYC, which geo-locates the vandalized version in proximity to Koons' and Snapchat's Balloon Dog in New York's Central Park.
This app demonstrates the AR category of Deconstructing Spaces
. In this category, AR is used to deconstruct the authority of specific places and bodies, and portray them as social and artificial constructs. As a result, this category exposes power structures and social hierarchies in a site-specific manner.Read more:
Wright, Rewa. "Defacing the ‘Balloon Dog’: Art, Algorithmic Culture and Augmented Reality." In Augmented Reality Games Ii: The Gamification of Education, Medicine and Art, edited by Vladimir Geroimenko, 263-74: Springer, 2019.
Voon, Claire. "Artist Vandalizes Virtual Koons Sculpture, Questioning Silicon Valley’s Fake Public Space." Hyperallergic, Oct. 5, 2017.