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Snapchat x Damien Hirst launches a new trippy Spin art filter via AR

Snapchat is back at it with amazing filters. The new Snapchat x Damien Hirst filter lets you recreate Spin art via AR.

Like most artists out there, Damien Hirst is an eccentric one with unique art pieces. You might be familiar with his sculpture of a shark suspended in a formaldehyde tank or his polka-dotted pieces. Another series he’s known for is his Spin paintings — psychedelic, brightly-coloured paintings with swirls that make you feel as though you’re spinning when you look at them.

The artist first dabbled in Spin art back in 1992. In fact, during his exhibition of the series, visitors to the gallery were invited to create their own version of the Spin art using a spin drawing machine fashioned from a drill.

Damien Hirst with his Spin filter on Snapchat.

Inspired by this, Snapchat is partnering with Hirst to create an augmented reality (AR) filter, allowing users to make their own spin art anywhere (preferably at home, what with social distancing and the pandemic).

“It’s amazing to be working with Snapchat on this totally mega spin art lens and making it possible for millions of people to make their own spin paintings right from their phones,” said Hirst.

Here’s how the filter works.

“I’m so happy that this partnership also supports Partners in Health, a brilliant and forward-thinking organisation that helps communities in developing countries around the world cope with the devastating impact of COVID-19.”

Following on from Snapchat’s efforts in helping out with COVID-19 relief efforts, this experience is also in collaboration with Partners in Health. The organisation works to support vulnerable communities during the pandemic and provide care for millions of patients worldwide.

Want to try the filter for yourself? Just scan the Snapcode.

This story first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Kuala Lumpur

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