Myriam Thyes
Since 2005
Works in Dusseldorf Germany

Myriam Thyes is a new media artist from Switzerland, living in Germany.

1986-92 Academy of Fine Arts, Dusseldorf, Prof. Nan Hoover.
Since 1994, Thyes participates in exhibitions and festivals internationally.
Since 1999: focuses on videoart, animation, photography and digital imagery.
Best known works: participatory animation project Flag Metamorphoses; video installation Malta As Metaphor; video ASCENSION.
Fundings by: City of Dusseldorf, Swiss Federal Office of Culture (2004, 2007), Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia (six times, 2004-2012), State of Luxembourg, State of Northrhein-Westfalia (Germany).
AIR: Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (1990); Malta (2006); Glasgow, UK (2008); Macedonia (2010).
Awards: Depict! Award 2005, Encounters Festival, Bristol, UK; MultiMedia Prize 2006, Avanca Festival, Portugal.
Nominations: Marler Videokunst-Preis, Germany 2004; Screengrab New Media Art Award, Australia 2009.
Publications: UmBildungen / ReVisions (2007); Glasgow Styles / Magnify Malta (2012), both Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg.

Myriam Thyes is represented by imai - inter media art institute, Dusseldorf, Germany.
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Call for Participation

Sun Jan 30, 2005 05:51


Call for Participation

A collaborative / participatory art project for the internet
- a continuously growing animation with many authors:
The flags of every nation in the world will transform
into each another in a flash animation.

Basis for the visual realisation of the flag transformations:
1. The symbols displayed on the flags and their meanings;
2. The relationships between countries - historical, cultural, political, religious, economic.

Whereas most flags have predominantly simple geometric forms, in the transformation phase irregular, amorphous, organic and symbolic shapes can emerge (and disappear again). The aim is therefore not only to transform and disrupt the visual composition but also to add shapes and figures to it which express some connection to the country of the next flag. - Based on this concept, I would like to invite any interested parties from as many countries as possible to develop and design a scene for the animation: the transformation from one flag into another.