Time Fork uses Augmented Reality to reveal features of a settlement that exists in this parallel world, overlapping what we know as Laumeier Sculpture Park.

Time Fork stems from the premise that each choice creates a world, that individuals and societies chart courses through a sort of possibility space. The viewer is asked to entertain a playful fiction: Almost a thousand years ago, time branched to create a parallel world, which has continued to change and develop to the present. World B split from our common timeline around 1054 C.E, concurrent with the appearance in the sky of Super Nova 1054 (which created the Crab Nebula). This celestial event was visible worldwide and is associated with the rise of Cahokian civilization.

Van McElwee, 2020 Kranzberg Artist, Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, Missouri
3D construction: Casper McElwee ​
Augmented Reality: Rampant Interactive

Future is Present (PDF) A Conversation with Van McElwee – Don Corrigan, Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism