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January 14, 2014
Cory Arcangel (b. 1978), Yada, Yada, Yada, 2013

Cory Arcangel (b. 1978), Yada, Yada, Yada, 2013

The museum and artworld interventionist works of Manifest.AR will big part of talk by Will Pappenheimer for the upcoming  mini symposium at the Whitney Museum entitled, “SHARED SPACES: SOCIAL MEDIA AND MUSEUM STRUCTURES.”

“This two-part symposium addresses the transformation of the museum in the age of social media. How does the presence of networked digital devices affect our experience of art in the museum’s galleries? In what ways do these historical shifts in the mediation of our perception reflect our beliefs about the function of the museum in our society? How can we understand the role that the numerous corporate digital platforms utilized by museums and their publics play in the presentation of art? We will explore the ways in which rapid public sharing from within the museum transforms our attitudes toward works of art and the spaces that house them, seeking to assess the stakes of this affective digital economy.

Distinguished scholars, curators, and artists discuss these questions in two sections—a panel of long-form presentations followed by a fast-paced series of short creative lecture propositions, followed by discussion among audience and participants.”



Parking Lot Decorator @ Zero1

December 24, 2012

A documentary of one of the many works Manifest.AR presented at the  Zero1 Biennial in San Jose. Parking Lot Decorator an on-site “decorator” tool to transform some of the vast parking lots of software companies in Silicon Valley. Though the project appears as purely an aesthetic gesture, it’s intent is to transform and open up these non-sites at the edges of these vast corporate structures. (Projects at the Zero1 Biennial supported by the Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University.)

ZERO1 Press Release – ManifestAR in Silicon Valley

May 4, 2012

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FACT ARtSENSE Commission

December 7, 2011

ManifestAR was recently awarded The ARtSENSE Commission at FACT, Liverpool. The Foundation for Creative Technology is one of Europe’s principle institutions, commissioning canonical works and exhibitions in film, video and new media in the last 20 years. The sizable grant creates a significant new artwork that aligns with one of its current research interests in “augmented reality supported adaptive and personalized experiences” and “events” for Museums.

Our proposal, entitlted “Invisible ARtaffects” will explore the linked appearance of augmented virtual objects with audience response translated through compact wearable bio, audio, eye and brainwave sensing devices. We hope to create individual and collective experiences of “I think, I see, I speak, I feel- therefore it is.” Research will involve a year-long collaboration between artists in Manifest.AR, FACT and the ARtSense Consortium of European technology companies, universities and museums, and a significant exhibition at FACT in mid-2013. ManifestAR will also explore Liverpool public, architectural and community issues that will become part of the project that is not limited to the FACT building.

The project will be lead by Will Pappenheimer (US) and Tamiko Thiel (DE,JP,US) who will attend the presentation of The ARtSense Commission to the The European ARtSENSE project consortium meeting at the Louvre in Paris, January 26, 2012. A partial list of other ManifestAR artists working on the project currently are Sander Veenhof, Mark Skwarek, John Craig Freeman and John Cleater.

More on this project

Manifest.AR at the DUMBO Arts Festival

September 16, 2011

Manifest.AR is exhibiting works derived from the Venice Biennial 2011 AR Intervention at the 2011 DUMBO Arts Festival. To view the work on location, book mark the Project Launch page on your iPhone or Android. Site tours and performances from Manifest.AR will start at 5:30 – 6 Friday Sept. 23, Saturday, Sept 24 and Sunday, Sept.25. DUMBO Arts Festival volunteers will also be available with iPads to give tours throughout the festival days.

More Information and a description of the projects is available at this link.

FLASH ART, issue 295, Italian Edition, Domenico Quaranta, “Venice: the augmented reality”

September 6, 2011

FLASH ART, Italian Edition, a thoughtful article by Domenico Quaranta on Manifest.AR and Invisible Pavilion and general idea of ephemeral intervention.
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Manifest.AR @ Distributed Collectives, little berlin gallery, Philadelphia, PA

August 19, 2011

Distributed Collectives, curated by Kelani Nichole, little berlin gallery, Philadelphia, PA, August 5 – 27th, 2011

An exhibition of three web-based artist groups: Computers Club, Manifest.AR and F.A.T. The artists in these groups are located in cities all over the globe, including Berlin, New York, London, Phoenix, Boston, Amsterdam among others — many of them have been working together closely online for years but have never met in person. This show examines the history and structure of the groups and looks at the diverse processes and approach of the artist working on the interwebz.

Closing party and discussion lead by catalog essay’s author Manya Scheps, August 27th from 6-10PM


“Peeling Layers of Space Out of Thin Air” curated by ManifestAR’s John Cleater

July 12, 2011


Architecture Omi presents:
Augmented Reality: Peeling Layers of Space Out of Thin Air
Curated by ManifestAR’s John Cleater / Program Director: Peter Franck
Consultants: Mark Skwarek and Will Pappenheimer

Architects: Acconci Studio, Asymptote, Cleater Studio, Kol/Mac, Metaxy, Leeser Architecture, Studio Daniel Libeskind, SHoP, and SITE

THE FIELDS SCULPTURE PARK at OMI 1405 County Route 22 Ghent, New York 12075

“Omi International Art Center’s Architecture Omi program will be using cutting-edge mobile technology in an unconventional exhibit, “Augmented Reality: Peeling Layers of Space Out of Thin Air,” to open July 9 at its namesake location just north of Hudson, NY. The show will host fantastically layered structures and environments by nine commissioned studios—among them, Vito Acconci, Asymptote, SHoP, Daniel Libeskind, and SITE—without touching a twig of an idyllic, twenty-some acre landscape of wetland, forest, and rolling farmland.”           The Architect’s Newspaper

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