Will Pappenheimer
Since 2005
Works in Brooklyn, New York United States of America

Will Pappenheimer is an artist and professor at Pace University, NY and a founding member of the Manifest.AR collective. Individually and as part of Manifest.AR he has exhibited in solo shows at the ICA in Boston, Kasa Gallery, Istanbul, the DUMBO Arts Festival, Fringe Exhibitions in Los Angeles, Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, PA, Pace University and Pocket Utopia Gallery in New York, and the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, MI. Together with the Manifest.AR collective, he staged two highly publicized interventions at the Museum of Modern Art, NY and the 54th Venice Biennial. His work has been included in numerous group shows nationally and internationally, including the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Exit Art, Florence Lynch, Postmasters, Vertexlist, DUMBO Arts Festival in NY, San Jose Museum of Art in ISEA 06/ZeroOne, Kunstraum Walcheturm in Zurich, the Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, Ireland for ISEA 09, FILE 2005 at the SESI Art Gallery, Sao Paulo and Xi’an Academy of Art Gallery in China. His grants include an NEA Artist Fellowship, Traveling Scholars Award from School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Turbulence.org, Rhizome,org at the New Museum, Lights On Tampa 2009, and FACT, Liverpool. His work and participation in Manifest.AR has been reviewed in Art in America, New York Times, WIRED, the Boston Globe, EL PAIS, Madrid, Liberation, Paris, NY Arts International, Art US, the New, Magazine Électronique du CIAC, Montreal, MSNBC.com and ZedTV, Canadian Broadcasting. The artist’s works are discussed in Christiane Paulʼs recent historical edition of “Digital Art” and a chapter of Gregory Ulmerʼs theoretical book “Electronic Monuments.” He has presented his work at the Eyebeam Atelier, the New Museum, the ITP Graduate Program, New York University and the College Art Association, empyre online discussion list, and ETH Computer Systems Institute, Zurich, Switzerland. For March, 2013, he is organizing a solo exhibition of the ManifestAR collective at FACT, the Foundation for Art and Technology in Liverpool, UK.
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Manifest.AR @ the DUMBO Arts Festival, 2011

Fri Sep 23, 2011 18:00 - Sun Sep 25, 2011

Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

Members of the artist collective Manifest.AR bring their augmented reality projects – some, fresh from the Venice Biennale 2011 – to the Dumbo waterfront. Download the Layar APP, search Dumbo and view the various points of interest.Main Street Park, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Tours and performances, 5pm till dusk all three days.


"Peeling Layers of Space Out of Thin Air," AUGMENTED REALITY BY ARCHITECTS @ OMI

Sat Jul 09, 2011 18:30 - Tue Aug 09, 2011

Ghent, New York
United States of America

OPENING SATURDAY JULY 9 2011 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Architecture Omi presents
Augmented Reality: Peeling Layers of Space Out of Thin Air
Launch Page:  www.cleater.com/​peeling/​
Architects: Acconci Studio, Asymptote, Cleater Studio, Kol/Mac, Metaxy, Leeser
Architecture, Studio Daniel Libeskind, SHoP, and SITE
Curator: John Cleater / Program Director: Peter Franck
Adviser and Documentation: Mark Skwarek and Will Pappenheimer
1405 County Route 22 Ghent, New York 12075
Bring your smart phone for an evening of architecture in the landscape.
By pointing your iPhone or Android at the sky, you will see virtual pieces of architecture
installed in the physical landscape at Omi.
For more information email architecture@artomi.org,visit artomi.org,or call 518-392-4740.


Kevin Slavin's Talk on How Augmented Reality isn't Real Enough

I would say, as one who uses public versions of this medium in an art working mode, that it is precisely the primitive state of AR, that makes it as DuChamp would have wished, non-retinal. It is potent because it must rely on conceptual suggestion. It is at the 8-bit or gif stage. I agree with Slavin about the memisis problem, but in a strange way he conflates this desire at the same time as he dises it.


Manifest.AR Venice Biennial 2011 AR Intervention

Wed Jun 01, 2011 17:00 - Sun Nov 27, 2011

Venice, Italy

In 2010 Manifest.AR brought you “We AR in MoMA“, the pathbreaking uninvited AR intervention at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Now, the international cyberartist group Manifest.AR wishes to inform the general public, the President and the Curator of the 54th edition of the Venice Biennial that we are extending the Giardini with extra pavilions constructed in the new medium of Augmented Reality (AR) – and that some of these works have also leaked out into the public space of Piazza San Marco. As “one of the world’s most important forums for the dissemination and ‘illumination’ about the current developments in international art” the 54th Biennial of Venice could not justify its reputation without an uninvited Augmented Reality infiltration. In order to “challenge the conventions through which contemporary art is viewed” we will construct the virtual AR pavilions directly amongst the national pavilions in the Giardini. In accordance with the “ILLUMInations” theme and Bice Curiger’s 5 questions our uninvited participation will not be bound by nation-state borders, by physical boundaries or by conventional art world structures. The AR pavilions at the 54th Biennial reflect on a rapidly expanding and developing new realm of Augmented Reality Art that radically crosses dimensional, physical and hierarchical boundaries. Our new virtual Biennial pavilion inside the Giardini will “draw attention to the importance of such developments in a globalised world.”
Download flyer with viewing instructions on site in Venice
Concept: Manifest.AR Venice Biennial 2011 AR Intervention concept

Artists and artworks:
Sander Veenhof: “Battling Pavilions”
Place new national pavilions in the Giardini – or defend the Giardini against appropriation by upstart national pavilions! This mobile game is also shown by Dropstuff on large screens around Venice.
Tamiko Thiel: “Shades of Absence”
A meditation on the value of absent artists and artworks.
Mark Skwarek: “Island of Hope”
The “Island of Hope” spreads hope throughout the city of Venice.
Will Pappenheimer/Virta-Flaneurazine: “Colony Illuminati”
A secret colony of virtual bufo toads appropriate artwork from Biennial artists.
Naoko Tosa: “Historia”
Redefine historic icons in a Pavilion of Appropriated Meanings.
John Craig Freeman: “Water wARs: Squatters Pavilion”
Pavilions for undocumented artists/squatters and water war refugees spread throughout Venice.
Lily and Honglei: “The Crystal Coffin: Virtual China Pavilion”
Inspired by the crystal coffin displayed in the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong in Tiananmen Square.
John Cleater: “Sky Pavilions”
(Audio by: The Magic Stranger and Dewanatron)
Alien Sky Pavilions take over Venice!


Augmented Reality Tour, gradually melt the sky, NYC

Sat Apr 30, 2011 12:30 - Sat Apr 30, 2011

Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

Please join us for a guided tour of some of the artists works in situ in NYC for the gradually melt the sky show at Devotion Gallery, Brooklyn
To view works through a  smart phone you will need a iPhone (3Gs or 4) or a recent Android, or you can look over someone's shoulder!
We will use 2 free applications from the app store: 
Search, download and install
- Layars (Augmented Reality Browser)
- iParade
go to URL: gms.thruhere.net and add as a Bookmark or Homescreen
Map and Information:
12:30 p.m.- 1 PM
Meet in front of The Pace Gallery, 545 West 22nd St, Chelsea
load Layars APP and access needed layers at: href="http://gms.thruhere.net/">gms.thruhere.net
Gallery Infestations Tour, Will Pappenheimer and John Craig Freeman
2 PM 
20th St. and 10th Ave., High Line entrance
Sky Pavilions Vs. Dewanatron 
follows High Line down to 17th St.
walk to 10th St.
3 PM
corner of Weehawken St. and Christopher St.
LoVid - iParade
load the app and get ready for the iParade
Walk on Christopher Street to the Christopher Street-Shenden Square No. 1,2 trains uptown to 14th St. Tunnel to six Avenue L Train to Union Square
4:30 PM
Union Square tour led by Mark Skarek, John Craig Freeman and other artists present. Includes work byPatrick Lichty, Alan Sondheim, John Craig Freeman, 4 Gentleman