Intended to be viewed on a mobile device, the multi-sensory and interactive work combines elements of architecture, new media art, sound and literature. The website presents three objects, Despina, Zenobia, Pyrrha, each named after fictional cities in the novel Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino. Each interactive object is further accompanied by its own sound piece, text description and geographical mapping.
The artists utilised several digital tools to discover new ways of working together and creating artwork across borders. They kept conversations active through a stream of WhatsApp messages, a shared Pinterest board, Skype calls and hefty WeTransfer links. As the concept of the work began to take shape, their stock of technologies expanded to content-making and creative software: GarageBand, Soundcloud, Trnio, Rhino. Through these digital applications, many lo-fi, user-friendly and free, the artists were able to collaborate in real-time, creating the work and maximizing the full potential of working creatively across borders.