[ISEA2006] Artist Statement: Tamiko Thiel – The Travels of Mariko Horo

Artist Statement

Theme: Pacific Rim. Venue: San Jose Museum of Art

The Travels of Mariko Horo is an interactive 3D installation. Participants are able to change the virtual environment as a result of their movements and actions. Mariko is a fictitious character from Japan time traveling between the 12th and 22nd century, and through her eyes participants can experience the exotic and mysterious Occident.

Support from the Japan Foundation, the Kyoto Art Center, Center for Advanced Visual Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Bitmanagement Software GmbH