After an international competition in 2011, FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) awarded Manifest.AR a commission to create significant new artworks in augmented reality. “Invisible ARtaffects,” part of FACT’s 10th anniversary exhibit “Turning FACT Inside Out,” is an exhibition of works in progress by the Manifest.AR artist group developed for this commission.
The ongoing project “Transformation” by Tamiko Thiel researches daily life in the city and asks how we can transform our cities for a more sustainable future. ”Transformation: Lehel” places ideas for the future, ranging from the possible to the improbable, as augmented reality artworks on site throughout the Lehel neighborhood in Munich, Germany. Images of the artworks formed part of Thiel’s large multiscreen video installation in the St. Lukas Church in Munich in October, 2012. “Transformation” is part of the project series “Overtures ZeitRäume” from pilotraum01 e.V., curated by Serafine Lindemann and Christian Schoen.
A celebration of Damien Hirst’s retrospective at the Tate Modern. Please see http://www.allhaildamienhirst.com/ for more information. By Tamiko Thiel, 2012.
Manifest.AR is delighted to announce that our show “Not There” at the Sabanci University Kasa Gallery in Istanbul is part of ISEA2011, and an official parallel program to the Istanbul Biennial.
Please see the page for “Not There” for further information.
“Not There” („Orada Değil“)
The Kasa Gallery of Sabanci University in Istanbul is showing artworks from our Venice Biennial Intervention in the show “Not There.”
The show is part of the ISEA2011 exhibition UNCONTAINABLE, an Official Parallel Program of the Istanbul Biennial 2011.
and in partnership with the exhibition „Not Here“ taking place at the Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg PA/USA and the Leonardo Electronic Almanac (Leonardo/ISAST).
As “one of the world’s most important forums for the dissemination and ‘illumination’ about the current developments in international art” the 54th Biennial of Venice could not justify its reputation without an uninvited Augmented Reality infiltration. In order to “challenge the conventions through which contemporary art is viewed” we will construct virtual AR pavilions directly amongst the national pavilions in the Giardini of the Venice Biennial.
The organizers Tamiko Thiel, Sander Veenhof and Mark Skwarek will be present in Venice during opening week, and will be leading AR tours of the artwork.
Please see the Venice Biennial 2011 Intervention blog for online previews of the artworks, contact information for the AR tours and detailed directions on where, when and how the artworks can be seen in Venice.
AR artwork by Tamiko Thiel, 2011
On April 25th, 1974, the “Carnation Revolution” broke out in Largo do Carmo (Carmo Square) in Lisbon, Portugal. A leftist military coup toppled the Salazarist dictatorship that had ruled Portugal for around 50 years, ushering in changes that brought democracy to Portugal. Carnations, stuck in the barrels of the guns, became the symbol for this first bloodless revolution in 20th century Europe.
To commemorate this event Thiel has created “Carnation Rain (Largo do Carmo)”, an augmented reality (AR) artwork of an animated rain of carnations, placed via GPS in Largo do Carmo, Lisbon. The artwork premiered on April 25, 2011.