Replicants is a triptych of 3D Prints. Each print was created using a different app / software. I interferred with the software as little as posisble, comparing the digital attempts at replicating reality. The result is then 3D printed, bringing the digital simulacrums into the physical world.
A dramatic, pendant lampshade, shaped into a classic image of guilt and morality. From a distance, The Fall of the Damned appears to be an organic and intricately textured ornament. Upon closer inspection it is revealed as a mass of naked bodies, reminiscent of Dante and Rubens, fused together in agonizing beauty.
The Fall of the Damned pendant lampshade, by designer Luc Merx, is available for sale at Generate Design.
“The typewriter installation «On Journalism #2 Typewriter» writes stories about all journalist who have been killed worldwide between 1992 and today. The individual stories are connected through common fields of coverage, places, professions and many other aspects. Besides the text the typewriter creates flags which are distorted the more journalists got killed there.”
Please smile is an exhibit involving five robotic skeleton arms that change their gestures depending on a viewer’s facial expressions. It consists of a microcontroller, a camera, a computer, five external power supplies, and five plastic skeleton arms, each with four motors. It incorporated elements from mechanical engineering, computer vision perception to serve artistic expression with a robot.
Audiences interact with “Please smile” in three different ways. When no human falls within the view of the camera, the five robotic skeleton arms choose the default position, which is bending their elbows and wrists near the wall. When a human steps within the view of the camera, the arms point at the human and follow his/her movements. Then when someone smiles in front of it, the five arms wave their hands. Through artwork such as “Please smile,” I would like to foster positive audience behaviors.