'Co-Laborativ' (zur deutschen Seite) (Michaela Andrae, Beat Rossmy, Franziska Wirtensohn, Michael Wittmann) deals with the symbol of a new technological and social revolution: 3D-printing.
As many new technologies 3D printing and OpenSource seem to enable a fundamentally changed and optimized way of thinking and acting. If you develop thoughts further in future a touch of a button will be enough to print every imaginable product on your own. OpenSource is based on providing information online accessible for everyone that information can be downloaded, tested and developed. The individual becomes now part of a network.
2015 our conceptual, artistic approach led to a room sized, manually and performative operated 3D printer. We translated the structure of the 3D printer and the associated OpenSource into a room. The resulting spacial structure determines out thinking and acting. It is essential that we become participating actors within this structure. Everyone contributes a part to the common construction. Through that we address our cooperation and production as artists that act together in a collective.
Is the classic role of an artist as a genius sending to the world still vaild anymore? Or is this role removed by collective acting in a network?
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It's a total revolution!
For the annual exhibiton of the Academy of Fine Arts Munich 2015 we developed a room sized manually and performative operated 3D printer.
We are participating actors in the structure we built before. We focus on communication and cooperation.
Long Duration Performance
The first print jobs last 10 days. A calibration cube gets printed. So the aspect ration of the axis can be checked precisely.
- Watered newsprint is mixed with water, paste and plaster
- The resulting mixture is formed to balls
- On his axis the printer is moved to its right position
- The material is thrown into the extruder
- The rinter prints at the requested position
- Repeating the workingsteps until the the print job is finished
- Detail view: Printed material
- A ventialtion system accelerates the drying process
- Break at work: the actors can relax
|Model||It’s a total revolution!|
|Technology||manually; by hand|
|Price of all materials||approx. 1000€|
|Annual service costs||approx. 150 €|
|Size||6000mm x 6000mm x 4000mm|
|Build Envelope||2500mm x 25000mm x 1750mm|
|Materials||papier-maché, paste, cast|
|Material cost||old newspaper (for free); paste (100g ~ 5€); cast (10kg ~ 5€)|
|Speed||up to the user; approx. 20 dm³per hour; maximum X and Y axis speed 500 mm/s|
|Accuracy||up to the user; diameter of nozzle 7 cm, minimum feature size 20 cm, 3 cm positioning accuracy, layer thickness 4 cm|
|Volume of printed parts to replicate||endless|