The Dutcher designer Wieke Somers used 3D printers to turn ashen human remains into sculptures:
her project 'consumer or conserve' evaluates this notion of a second-life. she considers, how human ashes can be reused by means of rapid prototyping or 3D printing, so that we may afford someone a 'second life' as a rocking chair, vacuum cleaner, perhaps even a toaster? would we become more attached to these objects if this was the case?
Pictured above is "Dung Beetle with Vacuum Cleaner" made from John Steegman (1939 – 1985). This and other works are on display at the Grand-Hornu Images gallery in Belgium until September 12.
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