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Augmented reality artwork in the Mediterranean Biome. The artwork resembles a floating rock like sculpture and a red and orange rug.

Seeing the Invisible - augmented reality art exhibition

The most ambitious and expansive exhibition to date of contemporary artworks created with augmented reality (AR) technology appearing simultaneously in gardens around the world.

About the exhibition

Seeing the Invisible features new works by more than a dozen international artists including Ai Wei Wei, Ori Gersht, Mohammed Kazem, Sigalit Landau, Sarah Meyohas, and Jakob Kudsk Steensen—including several artists’ first works in AR.

The first exhibition of its kind developed in collaboration between botanical gardens and art institutions from around the world, co-curated by Hadas Maor and Tal Michael Haring, Seeing the Invisible was initiated by the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens and Outset Contemporary Art Fund. 

The exhibition’s themes centre around our relationship with nature and explore the boundaries and connections between art, technology, and nature. The AR nature of the exhibition allows for immersive works that engage withthe natural landscape beyond the boundaries of what is possible with physical artworks. There is also no disturbance to the grounds of the gardens and the carbon footprint of the exhibition has been kept to a minimum.

Find out more on the Seeing the Invisible website

How to experience the exhibition

Seeing the Invisible is accessible via smartphone and tablet through the unique Seeing the Invisible app, which is available for iPhone and Android. The App will guide you around the exhibition via GPS and prompt you to view each artwork in its location.

Please note: 

  • The app will work on phones/tablets up to four years old. Some phones will work better than others. 
  • Download the App prior to setting off.
  • Please come with your phone battery fully charged.
  • Consider bringing earphones as most artworks have an audio aspect. 

The Call to Action Family Trail

The Eden Project has developed an accompanying family trail exploring the artwork’s themes. Follow the trail to take a closer look at your relationship with nature. Discover ideas and actions to help create a harmonious future between people and planet.  

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Facebook review

Kirsty, Facebook comment

“Had a brilliant visit to see this today… I really enjoyed it. I love the idea that I was viewing these installations at the same time as others across the world.”

Founding Partners

Collaborating Gardens (Oct 2022 - Sept 2023)