A goal of the course was to network students with 3D service providing companies in an attempt to interpret the notion of intimacy by using digital technologies’ toolkit.
Where intimate and digital meet? Is such contact is possible? What are the laptop’s conceptual possibilities? These were the questions BA III students intended to answer through the practical work during 2.5 months.
Ljubov Kedrina started to imagine what gift could a cyber stalker could make for his or her victim. This resulted in translucent rings with 3D engraved phrases inside the surface. A ring without a hole. A trust without a trust.
Anni Voll addressed her work to a phenomena of synthetic sex (Slavoj Žižek) which means that we can not to fall in love with a perfect person… there should be some imperfection. Therefore neither positive nor negative shapes fit together — there is never a perfect match. The shapes were modelled in Grasshopper and 3D printed in ABC plastic.
Sigrid Kuusk applied vector logic to a both-side reflective surface. Referring to the feeling of protection in cyber space, she created a moving structure / brooch that reminds a body robe. The size ~20 cm.
By researching old beliefs where photo making were perceived as a thieft of a soul or when tribes used enemies’ heads as a trophy, Anastassia Nikitina modified an image of a head into a tooth-like-shape and milled it by CNC out of red stabilized wood.
Referring to 19th century so-called “erotech” (objects that were intended to arouse sexual emotions; like pens with floating nude pictures, or tubes for peaking an erotical content), Liisbeth Kirss created lipstick-shape object with her own 3D scanned body and it’s engraving inside glass.
Claudia Lepik became interested in the idea of body’s extension as a part of a social process. By exploring feminine curves in Rhinoceros, she forged a structural frame out of iron to be worn and felt.
Ulrika Paemurru focused on a feeling of trust between people and things. She decided to watch the rooms and objects through screen of her phone, namely through 3D scanning app. She collected errors produced by the process of scanning and then printed them in steel.