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January 16, 2014 AT 12:00 pm

#3DxArt – Jonathan schipper: 3D Printed Salt “detritus” Interactive Installation (VIDEO) #3DThursday #3DPrinting #3D

Jonathan schipper: 3D Printed Salt “detritus” Interactive Installation:

A new work in production will be an artificial continuously changing environment based on trash, salt, human will and hot water bathing. The piece will consist of a few tons of salt. There will be a mechanism that will be suspended by four cables. By varying the length of the four cables the mechanism will be able to move to most locations within the room. The mechanism will have the ability to extrude crude representations of average objects from salt. These objects will be things like old chairs, toilets, tires, washing machines and many other human specific objects we take for granted as part of our world. The viewer will be able to view these objects being created from the comfort of a hot water tub.

We as a collective species are continually reshaping our world to suit us. We are filling it with things that have importance and meaning to us. While we strive for permanence thankfully the mechanisms that govern the universe beg to differ. Things we make are not permanent and forces beyond our control are constantly making simple the complex objects we devote ourselves to. This piece will be a reflection of that process abstracted and combined with processes of geology. Things will appear that look like things we recognize but due to the fragility of the salt crystals used to make the piece things will be deteriorating at the same rate they are built.

The piece is an attempt to create a vantage point that is impossible in the real world. A vantage point that both condenses and speeds up time and provides an abstracted overview of the detritus we value.

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