Tamiko Thiel

Land of Cloud - The Cloud Deities Speak, 2017-2018

VR experience for HTC Vive

Three days journey beyond Space and Time lies the Land of Cloud. The people there are silent, transfixed by "Cloud Mirrors," through which Cloud Deities speak in their stead. Walk among them, place your head in theirs and hear the shifting soundscape of the Cloud Deities' admonitions. The Land of Cloud is a beautiful garden, but the Cloud People are oblivious to their surroundings. They stare into their devices, motionless, spellbound by whispers from The Cloud. The garden slowly envelops them in its boughs.


With thanks to the Google VR Tilt Brush Artist in Residence program. Created with Tilt Brush and the Unity3D Tilt Brush Toolkit. (Note: this version is a standalone VR experience and does not run inside Tilt Brush.)All slogans taken from the 2016 US presidential campaign.


VR with Spatial Sound Experience for HTC Vive




Tamiko Thiel is a visual artist exploring the interplay of place, space, the body, cultural memory and identity. She is internationally recognized as a pioneer in virtual reality (since 1994, creating an online VR world for seriously Ill children in collaboration with Steven Spielberg) and augmented reality (since 2010, with an intervention into MoMA NY), developing the dramatic and poetic capabilities of to create spaces of memory for exploring social and cultural issues. Her early VR work is featured in books such as Whitney curator Christiane Paul's "Digital Art," Stanford professor Matthew Smith's "The Total Work of Art: From Bayreuth to Cyberspace" and DAM Gallery director Wolf Lieser's book "The World of Digital Art."

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