Digitally Augmented Projection Sculpture
Premiered in March 2016 Produced for Luminale Lightning Biennale Originally presented at Senkenberg Museum Frankfurt
Radix is a wooden root sculpture augmented by projection and sound. The sculpture is brought to life as a fictional entity: part organism, part apparatus.
In an ongoing play of light and sound the object undergoes a metamorphosis from its initial natural shape towards a technical formation while the two aspects strive for dominance. The project questions the relation between nature and technology and their connections and dependencies.
The spatial shape of the root was captured through 3D scanning technology and extended through 3D printed polygon elements. Using the virtual replication of the root, the original visual and auditory perception of the wooden object and its properties and qualities can be scrutinized and augmented. Thus, the sculpture explores the dichotomy between organic structures and digital aesthetics.