Fine lattice work in brass? Look a little closer and this intricate screen is in fact made from plastic, and came out of a next generation open-source 3D printer.
It forms a part of the ‘Digital Revolution’ exhibition that opened last week at The Barbican Centre, London. Co(de)factory (Schmidt, 2014) is an installation that invites anybody to create a unique piece of art. Visitors to the exhibition can use the design tools, which run on standard tablets, to submit their design for consideration by Barbican staff. One piece each day is chosen from the online gallery to be printed live in the exhibition and displayed for future visitors.
The exhibition as a whole explores how art and design have been influenced and informed by the influx of the digital. It’s displays blend analogue and digital, traditional and contemporary; not purely documenting how one has surpassed the other but exploring their fusion in unexpected, creative ways.
Find out more on the Digital Revolution website
Digital Revolution runs until the 14th of September.