1944 born in Nový Jicin (Neutitschein), in the then German-annexed Czechoslovakia. 1966-1968 studied at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (West). 1966to Ursula Lefkes. 1968 birth of daughters Annabel Lee und Larissa Lu. 1974 - 1984 author and editor of the journal Filmkritik in Munich. 1
For more than thirty years, Tivey has investigated the phenomena of light. In installation, painting, sculpture and projection, he pursues the concrete experience of light as well as the emotional and theoretical implications it holds for the human condition.