The work of art in the age of digital reproduction
A ceramic angel is successively ?copied? and ?pasted? with or without flour. It becomes distorted, a monster of its digital defaults, it takes on new forms, becomes strange. In the age of copy-paste and infinite reproduction, flour doesn't help!
2015 Croisements numériques - Galerie des Franciscains - Nantes, France
2015 Apocalypse - Muntados Village - Muntados, Greece
Angels are placed on the ground.
They are organized in row and column on rectangle (size 1.50 meters long by 1.20 meters wide).
They are arranged alternately, sometimes a white angel (plaster or ceramic), and sometimes a beige one (resin).
There are 21 columns of angels lengthwise and 11 rows of angels over the width.
Once the angels are all set up, you can place at the very front the "master" angel and the couple of shepherds of about 10 cm from the bottom line of angels.
Angels were scanned and printed in 3D with the Makerbot equipments.
Started with the "master" angel, angels were scanned and printed one after one; one serie of angels was rolled in flour and the other one was not.
The set consists of:
. the coupe of sherpherds
. the "master" angel
. the series of angels rolled in flour:
the angel "master" was rolled in flour, scanned and printed in 3D.
then, the result was rolled in flour, scanned and printed.
etc ... this operation was performed 4 times.
. the series of angels not rolled in flour:
the angel "master" was scanned and printed in 3D.
then, the result was rolled in flour, scanned and printed etc ...
This operation was performed 4 times.