[ISEA2015] Artist Statement: Tobias Klein – SLOW SELFIE_3.0

Artist Statement

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Polymer, Aluminium Potassium Sulphate, 3D Projection Mapping (2015)

Slow Selfie_3.0 is a slow growing sculpture that transforms crystal condensation into a three dimensional self portrait. The work uses a chemical conversion similar to analog photography that reduces silver halides into silver metal. The crystalline mask is accompanied by projection mapping that stimulates and affects the activity of the crystals. The work comments on the perpetual relevance of human vanity and the ontemporary obsession with the digital portrait.

  • Tobias Klein works with a variety of media including reactive crystals growing in 3D printed substrates. Originally trained as an architect, his practice blends CAD/CAM technologies with site specific design narratives and intuitive non-linear design processes. His works have been shown in the V&A and the Science Museum, London and were part of festivals such as Microwave in Hong Kong. He works at the City University’s School of Creative Media in Hong Kong.

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