Polarbear 105/108 photos, Meshmixer view, 2017
Polarbear 3/13 photos, Meshmixer view, 2017
Countdown is a connected to the work Sensor, the Island from 2015
Sensor, the Island is an installation that consist of an island, a small paradise, a system of waterhoses, pump, stones, animals and people made of clay that are sharing liquids, light, plants, food, snus, alcohol and more. A detector is connected to the island (PIR detector, that reacts on infrared light) The detector is observing the observer from the detectors point of wiev and is controlling the light and water on the island. The electricity is cut when someone is getting close to the island.
Sensor, the Island, 2015, detail, installation
I have now documented the Island using 3d-prints.
When i did Sensor, the island, among other things I was inspired by an experiment in quantum mechanics where it has been observed that the presence of an observer is changing a photons behaviour, just through watching it. It does not seem to matter wether it's a human observer or an apparatus. The bigger ability the instrument has in seeing, the bigger influence it has on the photons movements and the traces they are leaving.
The Island, Photoscan view, 2017
For the 3d-documentation I took around 900 photos of the Island, and then another 1000 photos of the individual figures. During the working period I kept the figures in the 3d workshop of KKV in Malmö. There they were exposed to the eyes of about 30-40 people, from many angles. I will now change the original figures on the Island to the new 3d-printed ones, so the originals will not be seen and affected any more.
The Island, Meshmixer view, 2017
I also used the technique to see what happens with the figures as I reduce the amount of photos the print is based on, being interested in the holes created where information lacks. After manually fixing these holes, I was able to make a print based on 13 photos, where only 3 actually were accepted by the 3d-program.
3d-prints of a polarbear and a goat, based on different amounts of photos
Four boxes, ca 25x25x30cm
Materials:PLA, glass, foam board, chicken hearts, hey, wooden sticks, glitter