Hard Copy

Matthew Plummer-Fernandez zeigt vom 7. November bis 23. December seine erste Solo-Ausstellung Hard Copy in der NOME Gallery in Berlin. Copyright-Kunst aus mit sich selbst verschmelzenden Popkultur-Ikonen, deren 3D-Files gleichzeitig als Image-Datei exportiert und als Print veröffentlicht werden, womit sich die Grenzen zwischen Ausdruck und dem „Code“ eines Kultur-Bits verschieben und die Frage gestellt wird, an welcher Stelle das Urheberrecht anfängt. Schönes Ding, werde ich mir ansehen.

mickeyThe four sculptures are derived from 3D models of popular cartoon characters that the artist found online and remixed in order to obtain a new version of these pop icons: “Every Mickey”, “Merge Simpson”, “Gogogogogoku”, and “Spongebool” are new forms of the popular cartoon characters. As writer Joanne McNeil describes them: “every shape seems to be contorted just to the precipice of an unrecognizable state. Any additional pixelation or pinching would submit the forms into the multitudes of another person’s imagination.”

The prints are generated by converting the 3D model into an image file, a process which also serves to conceal the original source. The 3D model’s geometry is mapped onto a color range, resulting in a colorful flat surface that represents the 3D model. By creating different forms from the same code, Matthew Plummer-Fernandez questions the inner nature of an object, disputing the relationship between a genotype and a phenotype.

Matthew Plummer-Fernandez auf Nerdcore:
3D-scanned, 3D-printed Glitch-Mickey Mouse
Crypto-glitched Files for 3D-Printing copyrighted Models
3D-printed 3D-Scanning-Glitches