Tamiko Thiel

Events Archive


Collection of past events

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York - Reopening 2019

MoMA closed over summer 2019 to finish a complete remodeling not only of the building and exhibition space, but also of the curatorial concept for the whole museum and especially its permanent collection.

In the Reopening Exhibition, the Connection Machine CM-2 was shown in a free exhibit drawn from the permanent collection:

Energy

21 October 2019 - January 26, 2020
Organized by Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, and Anna Burckhardt, Curatorial Assistant, Dept. of Architecture and Design.


CM-2
Connection Machine CM-2, collection Museum of Modern Art, NY. Photo: Gary Oberbrunner

VECTOR Artist Book Launch, Munich

Kunstverein München

11 December 2019
VECTOR Artists Journal publishes a collection of essays by contemporary artists. Each issue focuses on a different city from around the world and compiles a collection of written or pictorial essays by 25 Artists who are based in the specific city. It is available as a free download in the "Journal" section of the VECTOR website for viewing and download. You can also view each essay on-line by clicking on an artists name in the "Artists" section.

Guest Editor Birthe Blauth
Managing Editors Peter Gregorio, Javier Barrios

Premiering:

Strange Growth

Mixed reality artwork, Tamiko Thiel and /p, 2019


Strange Growth
Strange Growth at the book launch for VECTOR #9 artist book, Kunstverein Munich - Thanks to Gretta Louw - whose work is also featured in VECTOR - for helping with the screenshot!

PIN. Friends of the Pinakothek Benefit Auction, Munich

Pinakothek der Moderne

23 November 2019
Nothing of him that doth fade ... was auctioned at the PIN. Friends of the Pinakothek fundraising gala for the Pinakothek der Moderne and Museum Brandhorst in Munich.

Nothing of him that doth fade ...

3D ceramic print and mixed reality artwork, Tamiko Thiel and /p, 2019


Nothing of him that doth fade
Photo: Haydar Koyupinar, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen

Programmed: Rules, Codes, and Choreographies in Art, 1965–2018

Whitney Museum of American Art NY

28 September 2018 - 14 April 2019
Group exhibit organized by Christiane Paul, Adjunct Curator of Digital Art, and Carol Mancusi-Ungaro, Melva Bucksbaum Associate Director for Conservation and Research, and Clémence White, curatorial assistant.

Premiering:

Unexpected Growth

Augmented reality commission, Tamiko Thiel (with /p), 2018


Unexpected Growth

Thinking Machines: Art and Design in the Computer Age 1959-1989

Museum of Modern Art NY

13 November 2017 - 8 April 2018
Curated by Sean Anderson and Giampaolo Bianconi
In 2016 the Museum of Modern Art acquired one of the few remaining Connection Machine CM-2 artificial intelligence supercomputers for their permanent collection. It is unlikely to be on permanent display, so go see it now!

Panel discussion recording online: Thinking Machines: An Evening with Beryl Korot, Zabet Patterson, and Tamiko Thiel

See also: How the Connection Machine inspired Steve Jobs and ushered in a sea change in his design esthetic.


CM2

FACETS Un-Conference on Art and Artificial Intelligence

Goethe-Institut New York

Organized by Tamiko Thiel and Caroline Sinders, October 28, 2017

Started in 2015, FACETS is an interdisciplinary 'un-conference' focused on furthering marginalized voices at the intersections of art, technology, and engineering. This year's focus is on Art and Artificial Intelligence (AI), and will explore the future of activism, data science, and bias within machine learning and artificial intelligence.

View video recordings of all 5 sessions here >>


FACETS

Wild Gardens @ Neue Sammlung / Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich

7pm Saturday, 14 November, 2017
An Augmented Reality Tour with Dr. Xenia Riemann-Tyroller, curator at Die Neue Sammlung/The Design Museum, for the Lange Nacht der Museen (Long Night of the Munich Museums).

Wild Gardens have sprouted up around the grounds of the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, almost overwhelming the visitors and the little Futuro house!


wild gardens
Wild Gardens @ Die Neue Sammlung / Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich. Tamiko Thiel, 2017

"RESET III and VIRTUAL REALITY"

Priska Pasquer Gallery, Cologne, Germany:

9 Sept. - 28 Oct. 2017
Virtual reality exhibit curated by Tina Sauerländer (peer to space)
Featuring "The Travels of Mariko Horo," virtual reality large-screen projection installation

Plus a limited edition fine art print of the scene "Avogadori in the Opal Palace," taken from the larger work.


The Travels of Mariko Horo
The Travels of Mariko Horo VR large screen projection, 2006/2017



Avogadori
Avogadori in the Opal Palace limited edition fine art print, 2017

"The Augmented Landscape", 27 May - 30 November 2017

Salem, Massachusetts, USA:

Augmented reality exhibit curated and produced by George Fifield / Boston Cyberarts
With matching funding from the NEA (National Endowment for the Arts)

@ Salem Maritime National Historic Site, Salem, MA.


Treasures of Seh Rem
Treasures of Seh Rem, 2017



Gardens of the Anthropocene
Gardens of the Anthropocene, 2016-2017

Google Tilt Brush, Artist in Residence 2017:

Land of Cloud - Tilt Brush Virtual Reality sketch

A preliminary collaboration with the Google Tilt Brush team! Exploring how every plant and figure can be created with a unique brush and gesture. In the "Land of Cloud": The people are silent. They communicate not through speech, gesture or gaze, but through strange "cloud mirrors," which keep them in constant contact with their deity, The Cloud, in whose image they are created.


Land of Cloud

New York: El Barrio is Home! @ CCCADI: Mi Querido Barrio October 2016 - April 2017

Augmented reality installation in El Barrio/East Harlem

The Caribbean Cultural Center and African Diaspora Institute is a cultural center for the world-wide African diaspora based in East Harlem ("Spanish Harlem") in New York City. Back in 2012 as "AR artistic advisor" I helped them get a Rockefeller Foundation Cultural Innovation Award for "Mi Querido Barrio," a Street Art project to put their art, culture and history on the streets of El Barrio/East Harlem using augmented reality.

I held workshops in AR for CCCADI's artists, and they invited me to create a work for the exhibit that would trigger off the facade of the new building itself. For my piece we asked residents, "What makes El Barrio feel like home?" I took their handwritten and signed answers and transformed them into golden words that swirl around you when you scan the facade.



El Barrio is Home
In front of CCCADI during Grand Opening



El Barrio is Home
Scanning facade launches augment

Brush the Sky @ 9e2 media art festival Oct. 21 - 29, 2016

Seattle

Augmented reality Japanese calligraphy project in collaboration with Midori Kono Thiel 9e2 was an art exhibition and performance series curated by John Boylan to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the legendary exhibit "9 Evenings: Theatre & Engineering.,"

Organized in 1966 by Robert Rauschenberg and Billy Klüver in New York, and featured artist performances in collaboration with engineers from Bell Labs, it sparked a new era of collaboration between artists and technologists. The 9e2 festival embraced that same spirit of experimentation and collaboration with a new series of works that explored the intersection of art, science, and technology.

Brush the sky
Site specific AR calligraphy


brush the sky
Transparent hangings & AR calligraphy

Seattle Art Museum Olympic Sculpture Park, summer commission 2016:

Gardens of the Anthropocene - augmented reality installation: ONLY viewable June 25 - September 30, 2016

Native plants mutate to survive climate change - and take over the Olympic Sculpture Park. With thanks to UW Professors Josh Lawler and Julian Olden, Center for Creative Conservation, for their advice!

olympic sculpture park

Virtuale Switzerland / Lugano - 23 June - 30 Sept. 2016

The world's first biennial of virtual art, now in Lugano, Switzerland, is showing Water Lily Invasion on Lake Lugano.

water lilly
Water Lily Invasion on Lake Lugano, Switzerland(Photo: Art Clay, DAW)

I am Sound - in the Digital Synesthesia exhibit, 10 March - 08 April 2016

Vienna

Synesthetic video to audio project in collaboration with Christoph Reiserer:
Give us your face, and we will transform it into a personal music composition and cubist video portrait.
A multi-media portrait for the Selfie Generation.

I am Sound

i am sound

Brush the Sky - 15 May. 2015 - 17 April 2016

Seattle

Augmented reality Japanese calligraphy project in collaboration with Midori Kono Thiel CONSTRUCT\S,
installations by Asian American women artists, curated by Stacey Uradomo-Barre
Wing Luke Museum of the Asian American Experience (Smithsonian Institution Affiliate Museum)

brush the sky
Site specific AR calligraphy


brush the sky
Transparent hangings & AR calligraphy

Virtuale Switzerland / Lausanne - 23 April - 27 Sept. 2015

The world's first biennial of virtual art, now opening in Lausanne, Switzerland!

virtuale switzerland
Biomer Skelters @ Rolex Learning Center



Shades of Absence @ Palais Rumine

Goldsegen/Golden Blessings SG50 - How much do you need to be happy?

Singapore

A participatory art project for Chinese New Year, and for Singapore's 50th anniversary.

6 February – 16 March 2015
ADM Faculty Show 2015: Beyond the Horizon
ADM Gallery, School of Art, Design and Media (ADM)
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore



25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

"Virtuelle Mauer/ReConstructing the Wall" interactive virtual reality installation, Tamiko Thiel & Teresa Reuter

www.virtuelle-mauer-berlin.de

Boston: November 2014




Berlin: August 2014




ISEA Dubai Festival - Oct. 30 - Nov. 8, 2014

Biomer Skelters(with Will Pappenheimer)
A participatory public artwork connecting body rhythms to potential ecosystems, Biomer Skelters asks participants to choose between being Indigenators protecting native biomes, or Exoticators propagating biome shifts due to global warming. Shown in the textile souk of Dubai's Old Town, plus other locations around Dubai and Sharjah, UAE. Biomer Skelters was a FACT Liverpool commission for a bio-sensor driven augmented reality artwork.



Munich: Oct 6 - 10, 2014

GoldsegenHow much do you need to be happy?

A project on consumerism and the promise of happiness.
Part of the public art project Das Rätsel des Überflüssigen (Conundrum of the Superfluous ) by Serafine Lindemann | artcircolo.
With pilotraum01 e.V., GCN and DantonDenkRaum, for Klimaherbst München 2014

London: MERGE Festival - Sept. 25 - Oct. 31, 2014

Fractured Visions: To See Again

An augmented reality installation on the fragility of human vision. Inspired by palinopsia, a rare visual disorder, two site-specific installations question our perceptions of reality.

Dr. Dominic ffytche:
Working with Tamiko Thiel has helped crystalise what ... we do not know. ... This realisation, that much of the key evidence
required to understand palinopsia is missing, was an unexpected outcome of the collaboration and what I have taken away is a fresh outlook on palinopisa together with new ideas on how to progress research in this area.


Commissioned by the AXNS Curatorial Collective, in collaboration with Dr. Dominic ffytche, King's College London. Supported by Art Council England, the Wellcome Trust, King's College London and the MERGE Festival...

See AXNS Fractured Visions website for viewing instructions, video and catalog.

Fractured Visions: Multiplicities - Inspired by the palinopsia symptom polyopia.


Fractured Visions: Diffusions - Inspired by the palinopsia symptom illusory visual spread

Basel: Virtuale Switzerland - First Biennial of Virtual Art, June 18 - September 28, 2014

Official Parallel Project to Art Basel, with support from Pro Helvetia Swiss Art Councial and the City-State of Basel


Biomer Skelters



Water Lily Invasion



Shades of Absence: Public Voids

Jan 17-20 2014 @ UNPAINTED Media Art Fair Munich

Transformation: Munich (Lehel)


Presented by pilotraum01 e.V., curators Serafine Lindemann (artcircolo) and Christian Schoen (kunst | konzepte) Many thanks to the Department of Arts and Culture of the Bavarian State
Capital City Munich and to LAYAR for sponsorship for this event!

More information:

Corcoran Gallery of ARt / Corcoran College of ARt and Design


Shades of Absence: Governing Bodies




The 4th work in the Shades of Absence work series, Governing Bodies is a monument to artists censored due to pressure from high U.S. government officials. Fine art prints of silhouettes of Robert Mapplethorpe and Paul Cadmus - formed out of terms of censorship - were exhibited in the Corcoran Gallery 31. The augmented reality work includes artists such as the NEA 4 and Andres Serrano, and is geolocated permanently in the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the U.S. Capitol Building and the National Endowment for the Arts offices in the Old Post Office Pavilion.

Biomer Skelters - biosensor driven city-wide augmented reality public artwork (with Will Pappenheimer.)

Manifesting internal biorythms as external wild growth reforestation, this crowd sourced urban artwork transforms participants into virtual biome propagators.

June 14th - September 15th, 2013
Part of the Manifest.AR exhibit Invisible ARtaffects.
A FACT Liverpool commission for their 10th anniversary exhibition Turning FACT Inside Out.
In collaboration with Liverpool John Moores University and the World Museum Liverpool.


Digital Art Weeks Singapore, 2013

Three of my artworks are showing in Singapore for the Digital Art Weeks, curator Art Clay

Click here for more on the artworks shown below


Clouding Green, ArtScience Museum, Singapore


Flying Windmills, Clarke Quay, Singapore


ARt Critic Face Matrix, Ion Orchard, Orchard Road, Singapore

Transformation (2012)

4 channel video (music by Gerd Kötter) and augmented reality installation, St. Lukas Church Munich (Lehel).

An art project on possible realities for urban life in the future. Part of "overtures ZeitRäume," a project series by pilotraum01 e.V. curated by Serafine Lindemann / artcircolo and Christian Schoen / kunst | konzepte, in cooperation with the St. Lukas Church Munich, Pastor Beate Frankenberger, and the citizens of the Lehel neighborhood in Munich.

Manifest.AR @ Zero1 Biennial (2012)

# Presented by the Samek Art Gallery/Bucknell Universityand ZERO1 Biennial 2012 Manifest.AR was commissioned by the Samek Art Gallery of Bucknell University and by Zero1 itself to create new works for the Zero1 Biennial, Silicon Valley, USA. I showed two new works, Clouding Green and Fortune 500 Cookies, and have placed the ARt Critic Face Matrix in the San Jose Museum of Art and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Please click here for an overview of my works for Zero1.
Click on an image below for an individual project.


Clouding Green seen here at Google HQ



Fortune 500 Cookies seen here at ZERO1 Garage


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ARt Critic Face Matrix seen here at SF MoMA

When I Dream @ Art Gwangju

augmented reality installation, 2012

Presented by The Art Syn Projects (London):

When I Dream was shown by The Art Syn Projects (London)
as part of its exhibit Fragmented Identity

@ Art Gwangju, Korea

Sept. 5-9, 2012
When I Dream

ARt Critic Face Matrix in No.Need.For:Real? @ Triennale di Milano, 2012

Opening event Sept. 2 2012 for the
VSMM
conference at the Triennale di Milano, Italy

To Question is GOLD - augmented reality installation, 2012

Part of the Manifest.AR show at the
Nikolaj Kunsthal
for the 2012 Copenhagen Art Festival, August 24th - October 21st, 2012

Nikolaj Kunsthal

All Hail Damien Hirst - AR intervention at the Tate Modern, 2012:

How the critics reacted to this AR intervention into Damien Hirst's retrospective at the Tate Modern:

Fascinating - Rosie Millard, author of The Tastemakers (Why Britain fell in love with Damien Hirst) I liked it alot - many thanks - Julian Spalding, author of Con Art: Why you should sell your Damien Hirsts while you can

Transmediale 2012: an in/compatible incident

The director of the Transmediale, celebrating 25 years of interventionist art, speaks of offensive AR art and makes it clear he does not want it at his festival. How should an artist react? With an AR intervention, of course ... More >>




Reign of Gold embellishes the Transmediale 2012 themes

Goethe-Institut Second Life Artist in Residence:



Dislocative Sculpture - 2011


Perceptive Dislocations - 2012

Louvre Illuminati - Louvre intervention, 2011


Reign of Gold - AR Occupy Wall Street

Reign of Gold, 2011, NY Stock Exchange, Broad St. side


Reign of Gold, 2011, NY Stock Exchange, Wall St. side

DUMBO Arts Festival, Brooklyn





Shades of Absence: OutsideInside,(Manhattan Bridge)

ISEA2011 UNCONTAINABLE

Official Parallel Program to the ISTANBUL BIENNIAL

Invisible Istanbul

AR Intervention in the Istanbul Biennial in cooperation with PATTU Istanbul
[ See this link for documentation of my work series Captured Images ]



Not There

Kasa Gallery, Sabanci University, Artworks from the Manifest.AR, Venice Biennial 2011 Intervention

Shades of Absence - Kasa Gallery

Shades of Absence - Venice Biennale 2011 AR Intervention

[ further venues ]


Shades of Absence: Outside Inside, 2011



Shades of Absence: Public Void, 2011



Shades of Absence: Schlingensief Gilded, 2011

Jasmine Rain (birdcage) - augmented reality installation


Jasmine Rain (birdcage), ICA Boston, 2011


Jasmine Rain (birdcage), Tahrir Square, Cairo

Carnation Rain (Largo do Carmo) - augmented reality installation



Carnation Rain (Largo do Carmo), 2011 - Memorial for the Carnation Revolution, Lisbon, Portugal

AR interventions in Brooklyn, New York


Eddie Mae: Return to Bushwick,Brooklyn 2010


7 Portraits for MariaH, Brooklyn 2010


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Newtown Creek, Brooklyn,2011

ARt Critic Face Matrix - MoMA New York premiere


ARt Critic Face Matrix, MoMA NY, 2010


ARt Critic Face Matrix, Reloaded, 2011

Virtuelle Mauer Berlin Wall Project


Virtuelle Mauer, ReConstructing the Wall, virtual reality installation (2008)



ReVisioning the Virtual Wall, fine art prints (2009)

Travels of Mariko Horo Project


The Travels of Mariko Horo, virtual reality installation, (2006)


In the Land of Babari-an dance performance withrealtime 3D stage set (2006)



The Logbook of Mariko Horo, Flash animation (2006),(link: markszine/Deb King)

Other Virtual Reality Projects






Video & Media Projects




Objects


Connection Machine, parallel supercomputer (1986/1987)



CM-1 t-shirt reissued! (2008)