terça-feira, 5 de junho de 2018

Ribbon seaweed

Referência, já antiga, ao uso de técnicas de impressão 3D em meio artístico:

"Artist Annie Cattrell makes fine bodily structures using filigree glass - hearts and lungs, formed by intimate hands - and lips-on glass-blowing and sculpting techniques. But in making sculptures of the brain, she does more than simply reproduce architectural form. The brain is the silent receptacle of consciousness and the route to perception, and she seems to seek the animate 'spirit that resides in matter, the non-existent ghost in the machine. in finding a way to convey this, Cattrell has turned to technology but brought her own inventiveness to the process. Rapid Prototyping (RP) is usually used in engineering or by brain surgeons trying to identify potentially life-threatening conditions before operations. 3D computer information, stereolithography, is transferred through laser technology into different materials, such as wax, resin and nylon, so they can be seen and felt as 'real'. Working with neuroscientists Steve Smith and Mark Lythgoe, Cattrell captured fMR digital data relayed while subjects were caught in the act of looking and listening, and then used RP to transform these isolated processes into computerised virtual models. Out of these she made waxy resin sculptures, embedding them in solid square 'brain-boxes' made of transparent hot-cure resin. These split-second moments of seeing and hearing look like pieces of yellowy-brown ribbon seaweed set in a clear block of ice." (p. 138)

in Ede, S. (2008). Art & Science. Londres: I.B. Tauris.

Royal College of Art - Annie Cattrell

Annie Cattrell: Timespan Museum and Arts Centre, Helmsdale, until 12 August 2012

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