14—21 June 2014
3D SCANNING, 3D PRINTING
‘Untreated Bodies’ is a hand-in-hand analogy between the digital process of 3D creation and the objectification of the women’s body in the digital realm, showing a visual and physical connection (both figurative and symbolical) of the damage that the digital causes to women and our perception, involving overall issues of the internet and propaganda. By 3D scanning a women’s body, its organic
honesty teleports into the digital world. This visual transmutation makes the body to be digitally malleable, becoming an unprocessed geometrical entity. The digital body goes back again to the physical world when 3D printing it, eventually transforming it into an unrefined object that has changed its values, revealing its untreated qualities.
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'Untreated Bodies' was selected among some of the best artworks from Scotland's Degree Shows by Artpistol gallery, offering the option of purchasing students work to the public. The exhibition ran in August of 2014. One of the two digital prints was successfully sold during the exhibition period. The print was also vinyl printed and later published on street for advertising the gallery.
2 x (880x880 mm) digital prints, mounted on c-bond. The digital scans were taken in depth by using Kinect sensor and detected through ‘Skanect’ software. The scans were later edited in ‘Blender’ and finally imported to Photoshop, in order to create a more defined - unrefined digital prototype.
2 x models (aprox. 25x30 cm) 3D printed on Ultimaker 2 at the Mak Lab
in Glasgow and later spray-painted in red color.
TOOLS AND SOFTWARE EMPLOYED:
Kinect Sensor, Skanect, Blender and Photoshop software.
Work development: 3D printed models in different dimensions and by using different settings of density/hardness of PLA (Polylactic Acid).
Vinyl print located on the corner between Argyle st. and Chisolm st. in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)