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Man & Machine - Sculptures by various artists


Tomas De Rita: From Hymypoika to a man (Hymypojasta mieheksi)

Tomas De Rita: From Hymypoika to a man (Hymypojasta mieheksi)

7. – 30.10.2015

Welcome to the opening Tuesday 6 October 17:00 – 19:00!

Exhibition of student works from the course Man & Machine jointly organized by Aalto ARTS General Studies department (YoYo) sculpture studios, and the FabLab at Aalto Media Factory. The course examines the possibilities for working with new technologies such as 3D printing, laser cutting and CNC machines, and how these can be utilised with traditional sculpture techniques in the production of contemporary art works.

The focus is the human body. This is perhaps the most archetypal motif for sculpture from prehistoric times through Ancient Times, to the Renaissance and naturally is still widely used today. The works presented illustrate how new technology, when used by thoughtful, critical artists, can be used to create works that are both conceptually interesting and aesthetically pleasing. The students have employed a wide range of materials and techniques, including traditional handicraft, making the results very interesting and stimulating indeed.

Teachers:
Andy Best – sculpture lecturer (YoYo)
Albert Laine – 3D graphics & modelling
Charlie Banthorpe – 3D printing, laser cutting
Solomon Embafrash – electronics

Students participating in exhibition:
Tomas De Rita
Venla Heiskanen
Liisi Huotari
Pietari Kellokumpu
Päivi Lehtinen
Hanneriina Moisseinen
Anna Neva
Niko Nurmi
Ali Zamiri

 

http://mediafactory.aalto.fi/man-machine/