Project Name:
in silico et in situ

Year:
2017-ongoing

Media:
3D printed PLA

Project Website:
insitu.benitezvogl.com

Press:
n/a

Short Description:

In silico et in situ takes the art out of the gallery and into the environment by creating site-specific art installations through the use of 3D scanning and printing technology.

in silico et in situ: Bath, OH – LED lit Spider Ring

in silico et in situ: Bath, OH – Turtle Platform

in silico et in situ: Bath, OH – Pollinator Waterers

Long Description:
In silico et in situ takes the art out of the gallery and into the environment by creating site-specific art installations through the use of 3D scanning and printing technology. These sculptural interventions are created by using source materials or inspirations from the natural (Bath, Oh: fauna habitats) or urban environment (Vienna, Austria: 3D printed fragments of interest). After manipulating the source material virtually (in silico) with 3D software, the sculptures are physically manifested through the use 3D printing in a variety of materials and then placed back into either nature or the urban environment (in situ), where the source material was harvested (3D scanned) or inspired from. As the pieces become publicly accessible they allow for a playful discovery of the work. The land and urban scape is then intricately linked with the artwork, converging in the creation of a contemporary techno-voxel sculptures. The work reflects on the theme of discovery, art, fragments and artifact, and comments on our current state of technology and its impact on society and nature.

in silico et in situ: wien – 3D printed fragments of interest – currently in research