Building up from the previous 2 years of investigations into voxel based embodied data, this course seeks a conclusion and exuberant finish in the form of a series of objects, amalgamating properties of found 3d-scanned grown fragments with the excessive and voluptuous qualities of ornaments taken from the cultural ecclesial landscape of London. We are seeking our to combine these into a series of unusual and domestic vessels with a surreal eclectic attitude - a menagerie of unusual combinations and attitudes placed in a highly articulated cultural context (St Paul’s - ‘A troubled vase in need of a cigarette brake’, The Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, popularly known as Brompton Oratory - ‘A paranoid pen stand’, ....). We are seeking out to create a series of relics, highly contextualised objects of reference.
After creating a repository - a curiosity cabinet of found objects and their translation from an analogue/physical state into a virtual/digital environment, using the likes of 3D scanning and Magnetic Resonance Imaging - we will recombine these objects and ghostly embodied data and assemble them into a series of amalgamated vessels, using the likes of laser-cutting and Z-Corp printing for this first testing series.
In a second step we will translate them into a chosen ecclesial context in London. We will venture out, mapping the qualities of the existing ecclesial spaces and placing our amalgamated object, allowing properties of cultural augmentation to emerge. The objects will need to be refined and re-designed within the context of the mapped environments, combining ornamental and textural qualities. We will use metal photo-etching, laser-cutting and SLS-printing to contextualise this final series of objects - relics.
This course seeks to combine the ability to scan and translate actual geometries into a virtual space, manipulate and reconfigure them to be able to recompose and contextualise fragments within a self-referenced environment. It furthermore seeks to re-articulate these objects within an articulated and narrative driven space, reacting to an existing understanding of augmented objects - such as the utensils and relics in any ecclesial space. The course involves a variety of 2D and 3D software and techniques, is highly interested in representation and manufacturing techniques.