‘Mutations / Créations’ is a new event focusing on futurology and the interaction of digital technologies with creation, combining art, innovation and science. For its first edition, this multi-disciplinary event is bringing together music, design and architecture with two exhibitions: Imprimer le monde, Ross Lovergrove and Vertigo.
Imprimer le monde, A collective exhibition
Digital technologies have dramatically changed design and the way products are manufactured, transforming the work of architects, designers and artists. The exhibition Imprimer le monde explores the emergence of a new digital artefact as a form of artistic creation, printed in 3D.
The exhibition includes three of the Stratasys iconic 3D printed collections. They are “Vespers” by Neri Oxman, “MAN MADE” by Dov Ganchrow and “Descendants” by Daniel Widrig.
Oxman’s exploratory 3D printed death masks are part of Stratasys’ “The New Ancient” collection and uniquely emulate the resolution and complexity found in nature. Divided into three sub-series, entitled “Past,” “Present” and “Future,” one mask from each sub-series will be visible to visitors at the Pompidou.
By blending technologies from the farthest ends of human existence, Ganchrow and Drach showcase how simple designs powered by clever thinking can translate into beautiful, functional, and history-changing objects. The “BC – AD” collection features a series of stone-age tools made of flint stone, which have been redesigned and modernized with the use of Stratasys high-resolution PolyJet 3D printing.
With this collection, Widrig addresses the increasing possibility of superior artificial intelligence and technological singularity, and how future synthetic bodies might look and feel. Overlapping high resolution 3D scans of male and female figures with intricate digital compositions, the ‘humanoid’ figures were 3D printed with Stratasys multi-color, multi-material 3D printing. Stratasys unique 3D printing technology combines rigid and soft materials, allowing Widrig to achieve both human and futuristic structures in life-size human scale.