Online art project from laturbo focused on artists who use 3D as their primary medium, and produce work intended for virtual architectural spaces they have been given:
The purpose of PANTHER is to promote the versatility of digital installation, via the construction of new architectural spaces for artists.
Each project shown at PANTHER is given a unique structure in the format of a 3D model file, which built to engage the artist and their process of making. These sites remain open for the artist to create additional installations at any time. Completed rooms are added to the existing architecture, allowing the shape of PANTHER to change with each project.
Panther Modern can be found here
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YURI PATTISON, chelyabinsk eBay extrusions <three>, 2013
.925 silver, 316L stainless steel, titanium, .STL files
When the Chelyabinsk meteor entered Russia in 2013, Yuri Pattison watched as meteorite fragments were instantly commodified on eBay. Fascinated by the market, the perceived spirituality or superstitious quality of the fragments, looming questions of authenticity, and how meticulously the fragments were photographed, Pattison saved hundreds of images onto his computer. He started to think about how he could materialize and heighten the question of supply and demand, seeing as how reports on the size of the meteorite varied greatly and the actual supply of fragments was unknown.
"The interesting thing about working digitally, especially with 3D printing," he wrote, "is that the information that’s contained and conveyed through the work is of primary importance. The value isn’t necessarily based on whether the piece is a copy or an original." Ultimately, Pattison reverse engineered the images back into physical form as 3D printed objects in silver, stainless steel, and titanium, returning the meteorite fragments, layered with new meaning, to the realm from which they emerged. (Text by Paddles ON! curator Lindsay Howard)
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Hi, sorry, Tumblr isn’t notifying me when I get messages so I’m not sure how long ago you sent this! You can see my website at www.sophiekahn.net; let me know specific pieces and I can get you a price list. best, Sophie
SOPHIE KAHN Période des attitudes passionelles, 2014
three dimensional print from laser scan
"I work with this imagery not because I want to be morbid, but because I’m interested in the ways in which technology fails to capture life. I’m interested in the poetics of that failure." - SOPHIE KAHN
Sophie Kahn, trained as a photographer and art historian, has been experimenting with 3D printers for over a decade. Période des attitudes passionelles, one of her recent works, was created by sweeping the beam of a 3D laser scanner across a living, breathing human body. The precisely engineered scanner wasn’t intended to capture humans, so when the subject shifts or breathes the scanner breaks down, creating fragmented forms. In the scan, all color, life, and movement, are drained from the body. It’s the machine’s failure to capture human experience that deeply interests Kahn. (Text by Paddles ON! curator Lindsay Howard)