Special Exhibition at the Illuseum Berlin


An Augmented Reality Exhibition
In Collaboration with Artivive

September 14-20, 2023

Discover our Augmented Reality Workshop

'Parallel Realities' invites you to discover two captivating series by Benjamin Mitchley, 'Through the Portal' and 'Flights of Fancy‘. You will get transported into surreal worlds where animals and mythical creatures reign supreme. Encounter giant chicks, dogs raining from the sky, and journey alongside Alice in Wonderland and her enigmatic cat. It encompasses furthermore single artworks by international artists such as Eduardo Aquino, Anna Fröse and Nathaniel Osollo to name a few.

By seamlessly integrating Augmented Reality into our exhibit repertoire, we strive to deepen the exploration of illusions, enhancing the overall visitor experience. 'Parallel Realities' serves as an innovative platform for both education and engagement, allowing guests to personally witness the enchanting interplay between the physical and virtual worlds. Join us as we immerse ourselves in the realm of AR, unveiling new layers of reality and thus challenging our very understanding of the word.

Bring your smartphone with you! You can download the Artivive-app here for iOS and here for Android herunterladen.

In the context of this collaboration, Artivive will hold a workshop on the use of AR in your creative and professional projects. More information can be found here.


Benjamin Mitchley

State. He studied fine arts from 1985 to 1987 at the Vaal University of Technology and Tshwane University of Technology. Technology plays an integral part in his creative process. Augmented reality has made it possible to look at his artwork in a different way. The introduction of AR to his artwork linked to the Artivive app has allowed the viewer to use a mobile device to see these artworks come to life. This medium has taken him on a new journey with exhibition collaborations with the Artivive company, giving him international exposure in Spain, Miami, New York, Canada and South Korea.

Simon Kubik

Simon Kubik is an artist and communication designer born in 1998, he lives and works in Vienna. After graduating from graphic arts, he did his civil service in an artist workshop with people with disabilities, he works as a communication designer in agencies as well as independently and from 2022 he studies with Jakob Lena Knebl, Transmedia Art at the University of Applied Arts.

Marian Fitz

Marian Fitz is a graphic designer living in Düsseldorf, Germany. He opened his own studio in 2016, where he conceives, drafts and designs client's communication. From logos, to books, posters or websites he works on animated, printed, digital or three-dimensional designs. 

Anna Fröse

Anna Fröse is a communication designer with a love for conceptual thinking. Her main focus is on art and creative direction. She lives in Munich and studied at the AMD Akademie Mode & Design. She attaches great importance to conception and exciting visual combinations.

Nathaniel Osollo

Nathaniel Osollo is a freelance conceptual artist from East Los Angeles, United States. He has grown to love art and pop culture and loves making comics, concept art, and design keyframe art.

Eduardo Aquino

Eduardo Aquino is a Brazilian born, Barcelona based multimedia designer. He defines himself as a Geometric Collage Artist who works with digital collage artworks and visual experiments.

Ella Zheng

Ella Zheng is a Singaporean designer and illustrator who enjoys experimentation, craft, and the endless pursuit of self-improvement. Trained in both Fashion and Graphic Design, she hopes to be able to nurture Singaporean's mindset towards Design.


Artivive is an AR tool that allows artists to create new dimensions of art by linking classical with digital art.

The digital layer opens doors to a whole new world of possibilities. This way, artists can take visitors on a journey through time, explain what lies underneath, enhance the art with animations, or show how the artworks were made.

Artivive collaborates with museums, galleries, festivals, and designers alike. It partnered up with viennacontemporary and mumok, Museum of Modern Art, for the special program LIVING IMAGE during viennacontemporary international art fair 2018. In 2019, Artivive was used by the Bayerische Staatsoper to bring augmented reality experiences to their season program. In 2019 Artivive was used in the exhibition “100 Best Posters 18 – Germany Austria Switzerland” at the MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art in Vienna. At an international level, they work with venues such as the Shanghai Himalayas Museum, MIT – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Leica Gallery in Singapore.


"Storytelling with Augmented Realities"
Thursday, September 14th, 5.30 p.m.