This year expert jury for the IK Prize 2015, the competition  awarded by Tate which is all about digital inventiveness and that celebrates creative talent in the digital industry, shortlisted four ideas, one of those celebrates the invention of the decade, 3D printing.

Artzoom’s project Digital Re-Sculpt, will 3D scan and print ten replicas of famous sculptures, depicting from Abstract to Figurative representation of man throughout the XX century, therefore placing the rarest and most iconic art on London’s streets as part of a new art tour of the city.
The trio originally from Olomouc, Czech Republic, proposing digitally scanning sculptures and creating full size replicas using 3D printing technology reinforce a new interaction between art world and general public. Their interest in 3D printing and scanning come along with their belief that this would be the future of the exhibition design. Getting rid of the museums context putting the sculptures in the outside world, they will function as totally new work of art. The creation of a mobile app would accompany the project to provide audio and text commentary through a QRN code, and 3D visualisations, to explain the evolution of sculpture in the twentieth century.
Creating different contexts for the sculptures, they will experiment new levels of fruition and interaction of the artworks with the surrounding space and the public. As Dorota, member of Artzoom, comments ‘it would be unusual and interesting placing an art work as Sir Jabob Eipstein Female Figure in Flenite(1930) in front of the Foundling Museum which is the first London orphanage” and in doing so they will create a map connecting all the art works creating an alternative tourist trail of the city of London.
These replica artworks would be fully movable and would be situated in unusual public locations not normally used for displaying aesthetic objects, offering a new way to encounter and interact works of art.

Francesca Marcaccio



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