Black Sheep Talks, a production of the Museum of Contemporary Cuts (MoCC) and Arts Administration @ Boston University, with Tamiko Thiel in its second podcast.
Tamiko Thiel is a visual artist exploring the interplay of place, space, the body and cultural identity. She expresses herself in a variety of media including digital prints, videos, interactive 3D virtual worlds and augmented reality.
A founding member of the cyberartist group Manifest.AR, she participated in the pathbreaking augmented reality exhibit “We AR in MoMA,” an uninvited guerilla takeover of MoMA New York. Videos of Thiel’s “Art Critic Face Matrix” were featured in articles in the New York Times and on WNYC (National Public Radio). In 2011 she led the Manifest.AR Venice Biennial AR Intervention, placing her work series “Shades of Absence,” on censorship in the visual arts, in the Venice Giardini and in the German National Pavilion (which won the Golden Lion Award for best national pavilion). This led to an invitation to participate in the ISEA2011 exhibition UNCONTAINABLE, an official parallel program of the Istanbul Biennial, where she placed her artwork series “Captured Images” into the main biennial exhibition. Since then she has many commissions for augmented reality projects as a site specific participatory public art form, creating digital prints of the augments taken on location to show in gallery exhibits. museumofcontemporarycuts.org/black-sheep-talks-tamiko-thiel/