Glitched (series) by Mathieu Schmitt
2013-2014; Tinted glass, model, 3D print, LEDs; 30x30x30cm
A series of 3D printed diaoramas in a smoked glass cube. Each scene contains a ‘glitch’ which is the result of deliberately putting the file through incompatible softwares (leading to corrupted files for printing). The glass blocks 95% of light, allowing the artist to bathe his creations in eerie artificial lighting.
It’s been printed in nylon and weighs around half a kilo.
Imagine how much easier it is to print a sax than make one the old way. It might not sound as good yet, but that will change.
for the first time in history, a sitting president has been 3D scanned and printed, and the model will become part of the collection of the smithsonian’s national portrait gallery.
Maybe the first but not the last