Realruns.net (2012)

Realruns.net is an online distribution channel for sculpture and installation art. Viewing of works regardless of time and location is made possible using 3D scans and interactive stereoscopic visualization. Realruns.net was initiated and is being run by Swedish artist Caspar Forsberg and will bring you rerun reality starting July 2012.

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Online distribution channel for sculpture and installation art

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  • Year Created: 2012
  • Submitted to ArtBase: Sunday Jul 22nd, 2012
  • Original Url: http://www.realruns.net/
  • Work Credits:
    • Caspar Forsberg, primary creator
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Artist Statement

Sculpture and installation art have until recently been in a situation similar to that of music before the advent of sound recording. We've had to physically be in the same space as a piece at the right time to see it. This has limited our options of shows to visit, not only to the ones taking place nearby but as importantly to the ones running at the moment. The vast majority of works produced have been difficult if at all possible to view during the interval between exhibitions.

20 years have passed since the initial virtual reality hype. Much of what was envisioned then can be done today using cheap and accessible hardware. 3D scanning has become user friendly and cheap as it can be done using standard digital cameras and ordinary computers handle advanced visualization very well.

The possibility of distribution opens up for a financial model resembling that seen in film, music and literature. Rather than selling a single high priced copy of a piece one can now split the cost over an audience of hundreds or thousands paying a sum equivalent to that of a book or record bringing the concept of crowd funding into the field.

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