Digital Accidents

3D-printed objects series


Fetishist relationship to the art object, fascination for the spectacle, and voyeurism towards disasters. Reflection on performativity through a staging of the virtual and the inanimate.

Digital Accidents is made up of a series of 3D print-outs in polymer additive plaster. Two objects in particular,
Inevitable Beauty and Compulsive Commodity, highlight the interrelation between real objects and their 3D
counterparts in virtual space via a notably defective feedback loop.
Inevitable Beauty is a train which, in its altered form, gives the impression of having been subjected to a temporal
maelstrom in its fabrication – a train wreck caused by a crash with time. Compulsive Commodity is an ornately decorated truck which, in its new form, presents an altered material structure, its chassis transformed into a semi-transparent carcass as if an organic disaster like an attack by a virus had taken place. Both of these virtual models
represent the originals down to the smallest detail, having been acquired from a leading online database for the 3D-
model industry. The train, a 19th-century metaphor for speed and power, and the motor vehicle, an (over-)used
20th-century metaphor for individual freedom, are in a state of frozen time in an exhibition context, a mise-en-scène
of our fetishistic relationship with the art object, our fascination for spectacle, and our voyeuristic attitude towards
approaching catastrophe.



Department of Digital Arts, University of Applied Arts, Vienna

With the support of:

Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Canada Council for the Arts,
Conseil des Arts de Montréal

Exhibitions / Shows

2013 Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi / IN

2013 Moscow Biennale, Moscow / RU

2012 Viennafair, Vienna / AT

2012 Gallery Lisi Haemmerle, Festspielhaus Hellerau, Dresden/ CN