The multimedia art project “Virtuelle Mauer/ReConstructing the Wall” that received the Grand Prize of the IBM Innovation Awards for artistic creation in art and technology at the Boston Cyberarts Festival will be on view at the Goethe Institute, Los Angeles, November 20 – December 3, 2009.
Tamiko Thiel and Teresa Reuter are the primary collaborators on the artist team T+T and the designers of the virtual wall exhibition. Their work crosses the boundaries not only of art, design and technology, but also of politics, history and culture.
The virtual reality artwork “Virtuelle Mauer/ReConstructing the Wall” investigates the impact of the Berlin Wall, which divided West and East Berlin during the Cold War from August 13, 1961 to November 9, 1989. A digital reconstruction of a segment of the dismantled Berlin Wall and its surrounding neighborhoods creates a place of rememberance that users can explore in order to to experience and reflect on this historical time.
As in a 3D computer game, users can wander along the Wall – not in the role of the omnipotend border guard, gun in hand, but in the role of a normal Berlin resident who must live day in and day out with the presence of the Wall.
Opening reception: Thursday, November 19th 2009 , 6 to 9 p.m.
Goethe-Institut Los Angeles
5750 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Info: +1 323 5253388