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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Fri Jul 30, 2010 00:00 - Fri Jul 30, 2010

Opening: August 7 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Famous Accountants
1673 Gates Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385

Famous Accountants presents Tunneling, curated by Will Pappenheimer: a spiraling group show featuring works by 11 artists and collaborators exploring the idea and aesthetics of "tunneling" in its various interpretations as a hallucinatory, near death, out of body, religious,underground, confining, degenerating, myopic, transitional, liberating experience or cultural moment.

In psychotropic drug lore these conditions are known as the competing sensations of good or bad trips, where states of mind are euphoric or frightening, idealized or going awry. Some of the classic visual symptoms of tunneling are circular radiating, repetitive or tube-like formations. Sublime sensations and visions or horrific apparitions are spawned as artifacts in everyday scenes and circumstances. The occurrence of these experiences in religious tradition and practice are associated with apparitions of deities, liberation or proximity to death. Social contexts also take on the conflicting trajectories of opening up and shutting down, with the promise of progress continuously in peril of being undercut by intractable forces of power. Visible in this transit state are both sides of this pictorial turn.

Tunneling includes artists working in a wide range of media that unfold different aspects of this theme. The show will include collage, video, sculpture, performance, new media, drawing and augmented reality.

Opening night will include performance by Irvin Morazen at approximately 7:30pm

Additional performance dates in August TBA.
Closing party, Saturday, September 4th, 6-9pm

Participating Artists:
Rico Gatson
Meg Hitchcock
Cooper Holoweski
Takuji Kogo
Luke Murphy
Irvin Morazen
Jen Schwarting
Mark Skwarek and Joseph Hocking
Susanna Starr


Xi'an, China Virta-Flaneurazine Clinic Relaunch

Tue Jul 06, 2010 00:00 - Tue Jul 06, 2010


We are pleased to announce the opening of the Virta-Flaneurazine Clinic at the exhibition, "Tangible Spiritualities," at the West Galleries, Xi'an Academy of Art in China. The 10 meter square clinic is the largest yet with 4 clinical assistants, tea and social waiting room space for the rather long list of test subjects signed up for trial experiences.. The exhibition continues for two weeks and will test comparisons of Internet addiction and wanderment between our mutually interdependent cultures, east and west. The exhibition continues for two weeks in conjunction Digital Art Weeks 2010 Symposium.

The translation of "Virta-Flaneurazine" to 虚拟信步治疗法, xŪ nǐ xìn bù zhì hàu f



Thu Nov 05, 2009 00:00 - Mon Nov 02, 2009

Will Pappenheimer

Choate Gallery, Pace University, Pleasantville, New York
November 5- November 21, 2009
Opening Reception: November 5, 2:00-5:00PM
Gallery Hours: Mondays-Wednesdays, 12:00PM-4:00PM
Thursdays, 12:00PM-6:00PM and
Saturdays, 12:00PM-4:00PM

Choate Gallery House
861 Bedford Road
Pleasantville, NY 10570
Phone: 914-773-3673

The Choate Gallery at Pace University presents “RTests” by artist and
Pace Professor, Will Pappenheimer. The show title refers to a
selection of his artworks which feature processes resembling or
following Herman Rorschach’s Psychodiagnostic directives for the
inkblot tests. Using the media of online networks, communications and
data exchange, a system or participatory call is set out to test the
psychological conditions of a situation. The testing ground
includes the intersection of virtual and physical. The situation is
often, but not always, collective. The resulting emotional states are
tied to or pass through the body politic, individual psyche, RSS news
zeitgeist, ecological signs, institutional messaging and media
evolution. As quasi-scientific experiments the prescription, the
process and the results are all equally important to each work.

Collaborations with artists:
John Craig Freeman
Kristin Lucas
Chipp Jansen

Image: http://www.willpap-projects.com/Work_File_Downloads/RTests_Image2.jpg

Will Pappenheimer
Assistant Professor, Digital Art
Pace University, New York
cell: 347-526-5302


Virta-Flaneurazine Clinic Relaunch

Fri Aug 07, 2009 00:00 - Tue Aug 04, 2009


Virta-Flaneurazine relaunches the clinic first at the Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, Ireland for ISEA and then with an installation clinic at the ISEA Conference at Waterfront Hall. We have on hand a new version of VF. This one is quicker to take effect but does have some new side effects. But these can be brought under control a bit later. This is a rare picture the test subject JC Priestman. It actually shows him as he sees himself in the moment. Not as we would see him.

Image: http://www.willpap-projects.com/VF/images/JCP-visions-10c-sm.jpg

For information and participation in the clinical trials:
Blog Post: New Dose for the Belfast Clinic

"ISEA: The Exhibition", curated by Kathy Rae Huffman, Friday, August 7th
7 pm UTC/GMT, 2 pm EST, 11 am LT continuing through September 6th

ISEA Conference, Waterfront Hall, August 26 -29, 2009

Will Pappenheimer
Assistant Professor, Digital Art
Pace University, New York


Tampa Public Mood Ring at Lights On Tampa

Sat Jan 10, 2009 00:00 - Sat Jan 10, 2009

United States of America

The Tampa Public Mood Ring
Will Pappenheimer and Chipp Jansen
A gradient project in art, steel, sports and blogspace.
images: http://www.willpap-projects.com/Work_File_Downloads/TPMR_Images_lr.zip

The Tampa Public Mood Ring(TPMR) is a combined internet and spatial artwork installation which allows an online news community to display the emotional condition of public news stories as color hue. It is based on the wearable "mood ring" which chemically changes color according to body temperature. For the Lights On Tampa program, the ring concept draws on the local and national sports community propelled by NFL fanaticism leading to the mega event, Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa. Online stories featured on TampaBay.com's NFL blogs link participants to the capability of sending a comment-mood, encapsulated in color, to the lighting of a 25 foot steel sculpture of a Super Bowl championship ring at Cotanchobee Park in downtown Tampa. The ring has been designed by Pappenheimer and built by Gerdau Ameristeel, an international company headquartered in Tampa and a wholesaler of recycled steel. At its physical location, as visitors walk through the oversized ring structure, they are immersed in its light. Ephemeral messages from remote participants become enveloping onsite light transitions. The TPMR is an Internet monument to the collective instinct of network culture and its gradients of personalized customization. It enacts the growing energies of an active virtual audience transforming the boundaries of traditional media.

Lights On Tampa:

Chris Doyle
Casa Magica
Carlton Ward Jr.
Will Pappenheimer and Chipp Jansen
Marina Zurkow


January 10 - February 1, 2009
Lights On Tampa is a public/private partnership that bridges Tampa’s commitment to the arts, technology, and education and offers free access to artistic excellence. It is a cultural and aesthetic event designed to engage, entertain, and educate Tampa’s visitors and diverse community. Lights On Tampa is a biennial program that brings major contemporary artists to downtown Tampa. By focusing on art that is experiential and includes both “low” and “high” tech materials, Lights On Tampa also puts the spotlight on Tampa.