[-empyre-] Biennales Plus and Minus

Tamiko Thiel tamiko at alum.mit.edu
Sat Jun 11 20:22:23 EST 2011

Hi Y'all -

Thanks to Christiane Paul for mentioning us!

The international cyberartist group Manifest.AR has just returned from 
premiering their artworks at the Venice Biennial. We use augmented 
reality to place our artworks in public and private spaces around the 
world. We viewed the closed national pavilions system of the Venice 
Biennial Giardini, and Bice Curiger's "5 Questions" ostensibly calling 
this system into question, as a call to place our own responses to this 
topic into the Giardini itself.

Our works encompass refugee shanties strewn throughout the Giardini, 
golden pavilions of censored artists from around the world, a memorial 
to the petrification of official Chinese culture and many more:

The artworks are only visible on smartphones - but they are geolocated 
in the Giardini itself and will remain there on site indefinitely as 
virtual artworks.

Selected press photos of artworks:


Tamiko Thiel / Manifest.AR

  Tamiko Thiel
  tamiko at alum.mit.edu

  Venice Biennial 2011 - Manifest.AR uninvited AR Infiltration

"Shades of Absence" - AR artwork for Venice Biennial 2011

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