BART HESS - Digital Artefacts

Scientific sculpture - Netherlands

Shimmering in the exhibition landscape is a network of geometric reflective pools of molten wax resting on a water surface. Their mirrored surface is broken by a body, suspended from a robotic harness, plunging into the liquid. Underwater a crust of wax crystallizes around its curves and folds, growing architectural forms, layer by layer, like a 3d printer drawing directly onto the skin. Slowly the body emerges, encased in a dripping wet readymade prosthetic.