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Featured artist/technologist: Miroslav Tichy

I read this profile about the artist Miroslav Tichy as part of his exhibit at the Pompidou Center in France. What was amazing to me was not only did he take interesting pictures (singularly nude women so don’t go Googling him at work), but he built his own cameras from scrap materials, “from shoe-boxes, tin cans, recycled glass and other waste materials,” according to the article. From just a brief glance of his work, I think his cameras are much more interesting than his nudes.

If you’re interested, his work is being shown at the Pompidou Center from 24 June to 22 September.



Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.

4 thoughts on “Featured artist/technologist: Miroslav Tichy

  1. Tichy used many different cameras. The ones that he made from scratch, although they functioned, were largely props in his work as a performance artist.

    Does it not seem strange to people that after all these years Tichy would change his mind and wish to become famous?

    I refer people to the Czech article “How to get rich of a freak” which came out in 2005. (Ve cestine “jak zpenezit podivina”)

  2. No, it doesn’t seem strange at all. First, the artist still lives his life quite detached from society and has no envy to make his work famous. Then, even if he changed his mind and wanted to start publishing his artworks, he has the full right to do it.

  3. I have been making a “reality artwork” called (Less)Endgame- How Tarzan and the Flying Dutchman took over the art world.

    The flip side of this work is called Lessendgame- The Riddle of the Tea Kettle.

    Tichy and I have turned the art world into our theatre.

    DADAWAR continues…

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