[ISEA2016] Artists Statement: Tamiko Thiel & Christoph Reiserer — I am Sound

Artists Statement 

An interactive image/sound installation by Tamiko Thiel (image) and Christoph Reiserer (sound), 2016. 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.

Videos I am Sound: Christoph, detail  Peter: Mein Gesicht klingt  Tamiko: Is this my face?

  • Tamiko Thiel is a visual artist exploring the interplay of space, the body, cultural memory and identity. Her works span the media of digital prints, video and various types of installations. She is an internationally recognized pioneer in virtual reality and augmented reality installations. She has won awards from the MacDowell Colony, MIT, WIRED Magazine, Japan Foundation and IBM Innovation Award, and exhibited at venues such as the Istanbul Biennial, Art Gwangju, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Contemporary Istanbul, International Center for Photography in New York, the ZKM Karlsruhe, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Ars Electronica, Zero1 Biennial, SIGGRAPH and ISEA. Her work is featured in the references Digital Art (Thames and Hudson World of Art) by Whitney Museum curator Christiane Paul, The World of Digital Art by DAM (Digital Art Museum) Director Wolf Lieser and “Not Here Not There” special issue of the Leonardo Electronic Almanac. She has taught and lectured at institutions such as Carnegie Mellon University, the MIT Media Lab, the Bauhaus-University/Weimar, the USC School of Cinema-Television, the Berlin University of the Arts and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. tamikothiel.com
  • Christoph Reiserer was born 1966 in Wasserburg am Inn, Germany. He studied musicology, music education and philosophy in Munich and Berlin and took private lessons in composition with Stefan Zorzor. He has been producing his own projects since 1998, including “up & down” (2001 at the Deutsches Museum; Munich), “so far” (2003 as artist-in-residence at the CCA in Glasgow, UK) and “fluX” (2008 for the 850th anniversary of the City of Munich).  In recent years his work incorporates more and more video and electronics, including the sound installation “tisch” (2005), “U-Musik” (2006 in Munich subway stations) und “tunnel ende” (2010 at Klangspuren Schwaz, Austria). Furthermore he composed three chamber operas: “Und wenn wir dann soweit sind, können wir anfangen“ (2007), „Die Nacht des Brokers“ (2010) and „President Jekyll“ (2012). For the Munich Biennale he realized the concert installation “some work” at the Museum Villa Stuck. He has received several grants and prizes, including at the Leipzig Improvisation Competition in 1997 and the City of Munich’s prize for Music in 2009. Christoph Reiserer lives and works in Munich.  christophreiserer.net

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