To show that the ‘Repeal The 8th Movement’ isn’t an issue that you can just paint over innovative digital technology has been used to return the controversial ‘Repeal the 8th’ Mural by Maser to the front of Project Arts Centre.
To get around planning violations that prohibited a painted mural an ‘Augmented Reality Marker’ has been placed on the exact spot where the original mural stood. When people view the marker on their android phones (iPhone version will be available soon) using the website 8mural.com they will see a digital version of the mural in situ on the wall. The website will also allow people to print their own version of the digital marker that they can stick on their own (legally owned walls).
As this marker is effectively a poster it does not contravene any of the planning regulations that resulted in the DCC requesting that the original mural be removed.
The creators of the AR mural are hoping to get the support of those who believe in women’s rights. On the site they ask people to print their own version of the ‘AR Marker’ and share it ‘online, offline or with your granny. They believe that if we all stand together we can show the world that times have changed in Ireland.
To find out more see video here:
And visit 8mural.com