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3D photocopied people…

So in a temporary pod like structure in Milan’s Piazzo Duomo i found a few things, i already blogged about the robot who draws portraits from life, see here. Also there were these strange little figures, at first i walked right past them, then i realised how freakishly real they seemed:

Personal Factory Room by Karin Sander

A person is scanned with a 3D whitelight scanner and built in plaster with a 3D printer in grey tones. The colour data as well as the colour of the form of the scan are transformed into SDL files for an inkjet printer, which 3 dimensionally builds the figure in colour, according to the whitelight scan like a black and white photograph. The colour of the figure is not applied to the body surface afterwards; the colour info is part of the data of the bodyscan and therefore par of the building process. One could call it 3D black and white photography or 3D colour printing…

Also at the same location in the Second Nature Room – works that through bio and biotech principles propose other natures: Shroud, 2010 sculpture in grass, jute and wood made by Ackroyd & Harvey.

Its huge actually, at least four metres high, and its kind of repellent in the way it drapes, like animal fur…i guess that’s the point, nature, manipulation, inappropriateness…anyway it caught my attention.

Other posts from this and previous Salones

les danseuses

burning down the house

reflections

top notch people watching

bring on the dancing horses

salone spaces

japanese

future artist

salone di milano

salone5

salone4

salone3

salones past2

salones past

les danseuses…

Les Danseuses – an installation by Atelier Oï

Who could have thought that lampshades could be so hypnotic. These were installed at the Swiss Embassy in Milan. A whole room of them that spin round and rustle slightly creating a breeze and movement like the skirts of a flamenco dancer or a whirling dervish…all the time accompanied by a fairytale-sugarplum fairy soundtrack.

…but they are much more fun in motion, see short film below:

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Other posts from this and previous Salones

burning down the house

reflections

top notch people watching

bring on the dancing horses

salone spaces

japanese

future artist

salone di milano

salone5

salone4

salone3

salones past2

salones past

burning down the house…

I found this in a courtyard in Milan’s Università Statale. The work is called Ablaze – Sentimento (S)travolgente by Ingo Maurer with Axel Schmid

For an exterior shot you have to make do with my drawing as i was so hypnotised by that bloody pendulum inside (see film below) that i forgot to take exterior shots!. Apparently its a metaphor for a burning house just a the point of collapse…If you look closely at the reflections in the film, you can see the courtyard designed by renaissance-architect-genius (phew!) Bramante…

no tampering with colour in editing, you see it as it was…

other red things…

Tom Dixon’s car

Spritz!

Other posts from this and previous Salones

les danseuses

reflections

top notch people watching

bring on the dancing horses

salone spaces

japanese

future artist

salone di milano

salone5

salone4

salone3

salones past2

salones past

reflections…

Mirrors and reflections from the Milan Salone, 2011:

crazy tron/disney/corian landscape

recycled materials by controprogetto

foyer of Teatro Manzoni

Wallpaper installation in Montenapoleone

foyer of Teatro Manzoni

Other posts from this and previous Salones

les danseuses

burning down the house

top notch people watching

bring on the dancing horses

salone spaces

japanese

future artist

salone di milano

salone5

salone4

salone3

salones past2

salones past

top notch people watching…

With the Salone comes excellent people watching opportunities. I tend to save portraits of people for when i am in India. Am a bit shy taking pictures of folks up close in the western hemisphere, in India people march right up to you and request pictures which makes things a lot easier. But here the streets are paved with magnificent photo opps and everyone is very happy to have their picture taken.

She is here regardless of the Salone, she has a regular pitch in the Brera district of Milan. No idea if she is any good but she looks bloody marvellous.

I found this quaintly old fashioned these nivea vespa taxis – that giant tin of nivea is actually strapped to the back of a small female (you can just see her wee legs at the bottom of the tin) who rides around the city on a vespa advertising as she goes – very 1950’s

They were publicising Harmony books – romantic novels in the vein of Mills and Boon. Anyway i asked for a photo and they posed away…

They are paid to sit on the sofas all day listening to ipods and flicking through magazines – pretty good gig really.

This lot were omni present, advertising for nokia, here they are on Tortona, sorry i never caught the guy, his glasses even coordinated…

Other posts from previous Salones

les danseuses

burning down the house

reflections

bring on the dancing horses

salone spaces

japanese

future artist

salone di milano

salone5

salone4

salone3

salones past2

salones past