Tamiko Thiel / Fractured Visions: To See Again

An augmented reality installation on the fragility of human vision. Inspired by palinopsia, a rare visual disorder, these two site-specific installations question our perceptions of reality. Disrupting the field of vision, they cause London’s tallest building The Shard, and wneighboring buildings of King’s College Guy’s Campus, to seem to fracture and repeat.

Architectural details of the surrounding buildings are layered and repeated on top of the actual structures, such that the viewer experiences the disorienting effects of this extreme condition in which the real is conflated with the virtual. As an artwork inspired by palinopsia, Fractured Visions provides viewers with a unique emotional and experiential perspective on how the world can look through different eyes.