Kelly Jaclynn Andres: The Temporary Archive for Ambiguous Architectures
What if you could completely recreate a space with a 3D Printer? For The Temporary Archive, artist Kelly Jaclynn Andres did just that. Through her project, objects were collected from a specific site, tagged and digitally scanned using a 3D scanner. Both the contents of the fieldwork and physical aspects of the geographical site were digitally modeled and printed in 3D to develop three miniature environments. Each object, microorganism or plant subject collected from the site is recreated in one of three glass rectangular prisms. The installation is part of Andres’s residency at Eastern Bloc. As they describe the installation,
“The Temporary Archive explores the overlap between the imagined, the speculative, the subjective, and the “experiment.” It is an investigation into the sensitive nature of working between site, technical processes, material-objects, and living organisms. The work combines digital and biological reproduction to echo complex symbiotic relationships between animals, plants, environments and objects.”
For those of you interested in attending the installation it will be on from the 7th to the 9th of December at Eastern Bloc, New Media Production & Exhibition Centre, with a vernissage on December 6th at 6pm. For more on Andres’s work, click here.
- Lee Jones