The pace at airports seems to always be at one extreme or the other – either you are stressed and rushing to catch your flight or you are bored and waiting for what seems like infinity for a delayed plane. In either situation, a little local artwork on the way to your terminal might help ease your stress or pass the time.
Atlanta-based music producer Dot Bustelo created an app called Loupe, which allows you to stream artwork via your TV, computer, tablet, or smart phone. You can connect a music streaming platform such as your Spotify account, so that the streaming artwork can be synced to a specific playlist. Loupe, in tandem with a music streaming app, allows the user to curate a totally personalized art experience.
Bustelo came up with the idea while working in music studios. Musicians, producers, and audio engineers spend hours in the studio, which often lack windows to the outside world due to the need for sound containment. Many music studios in Atlanta now use Loupe to add some visual stimulation to the room.
The idea has caught on because Hartsfield-Jackson airport is currently using the Loupe app to stream art by 24 local Atlanta artists. The gallery includes a piece by Vegas Giovanni, which was inspired by the element of water, a painting by Michele Chidester, which depicts an image from a walk in Atlanta, a photograph by Mark Alberhasky of an ice cave in Iceland, and many others. All of the artwork is also available for purchase through Loupe’s online store.
The art installation will be at the airport through August, but if you aren’t going away this summer, you can always use the app in your own home or on your smart phone. You could even sync an art gallery to your customized Jukely playlist on Spotify 😉
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