Terra Ignota is an augmented reality work by Gianluca Abbate, curated by Alessandro Esposito and developed with Alberto Longo for the Back To Land exhibition curated by Spazio Gerra and Interzona\Liminaria for Fotografia Europea 2021

Terra
Ignota

Terra Ignota is an augmented reality work by Gianluca Abbate, curated by Alessandro Esposito and developed with Alberto Longo for the Back To Land exhibition curated by Spazio Gerra and Interzona\Liminaria for Fotografia Europea 2021





Download the Application

The application is available for Ios and Android devices,
download the app from the respective stores.





Video Teaser





Terra
Ignota

In the past, cartographers used the term Terra Ignota to indicate unexplored territories, adding the Latin expression HIC SVNT DRACONES (here are dragons) to mean that frightening creatures inhabited the unknown. Now that every part of the world has been digitized, and that the ends of the Earth are observable on the screens of our devices with very high resolutions, new lands to explore mysteriously emerge from the relationship between the technology, the structures of capitalist society and our imagination and creativity.





How It Works
Landscape

Frame the Terra Ignota panels found in the exhibition spaces of Fotografia Europea in Reggio Emilia Italy and start the exploration.

Terra Ignota / How It Works / Landscape





How It Works
Portrait

Frame yourself in this mode to make mysterious plants and strange insects take over of your face. This mode is not limited to the exhibition spaces of Fotografia Europea but it can be used everywhere.

Terra Ignota / How It Works / Portrait



Take a Picture

Using the Take a Picture button you can take pictures of the explored landscapes. Share them using the hashtags #terraignota #fotografiaeuropea.

Terra Ignota / How It Works / Take A Picture

Terra Ignota Take a Picture Still Rendering Terra Ignota Take a Picture Still Picture taken with the app
Terra Ignota Take a Picture Still Picture taken with the app Terra Ignota Take a Picture Still Picture taken with the app
Terra Ignota Take a Picture Still Picture taken with the app Terra Ignota Take a Picture Still Picture taken with the app
Terra Ignota Take a Picture Still Picture taken with the app Terra Ignota Take a Picture Still Picture taken with the app