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Rhizome | Means of Production: Fabbing and Digital Art

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By Greg J. Smith on Wednesday, March 4th, 2009 at 2:35 pm.

Image: Zaha Hadid & Parrish | Rash, Kartal Pendik Masterplan Installation, 2008. (photo: Bettina Johae)

Several years ago, while making the lecture circuit rounds, American architect William Massie described a key goal within his practice as moving towards a more direct translation between bits and atoms. Architecture has always thrived on the tension between representation and material assemblages and what he was addressing with this comment was the dawning of an era characterized by a new proximity between digital models and physical output. In selected contexts, artists, architects, and designers have been exploring these accelerated development cycles for a decade but the involved technologies are descending in price so quickly that, for example, 3D printers are now cheaper than laser printers were in 1985. A key question: how does the looming ubiquity of these tools and workflows apply to the production and display of new media art? This article will explore digital fabrication (aka fabbing) at a variety of scales which include the curatorial questions raised by these new hybrid industrial design/sculpture objects as well as the implications on the practice of individual artists. Before delving into either of these milieus it would be useful to acknowledge some common language and terminology associated with fabrication and recognize some important precedents.

Sculpture purchases are VAT free

(c) Cass Sculpture park

(c) Cass Sculpture park

Due to the challenging economic climate, the Cass Sculpture Foundation is pleased to announce that it will not be charging VAT on purchases of monumental sculpture and maquettes made during the coming winter months, until the Foundation re-opens to the public in April 2009.

The Foundation is open by appointment throughout the winter months, and private visits can be arranged to view the pieces currently for sale on the grounds by contacting one of our staff members.

Monumental sculptures from artists such as Tony Cragg, Bill Woodrow and Eduardo Paolozzi are examples of the pieces which are currently available under this new scheme. Additionally, VAT will not be applicable on purchases of maquettes by artists such as Eilís O’Connell, Sean Henry and Zadok Ben-David available through our online boutique.

The Cass Sculpture Foundation’s £11 million investment for London

O2, (c) O2

O2, (c) O2

‘Congratulations to the Cass Sculpture Foundation for taking the initiative to commission sculptures now in anticipation of 2012. I look forward to seeing the works and I am happy to pay tribute to the remarkable vision of Wilfred and Jeannette Cass.’
The Right Hon Tessa Jowell, Minister for the Olympics

The Cass Sculpture Foundation’s £11 million investment for London

17 November 2008

‘Congratulations to the Cass Sculpture Foundation for taking the initiative to commission sculptures now in anticipation of 2012. I look forward to seeing the works and I am happy to pay tribute to the remarkable vision of Wilfred and Jeannette Cass.’
The Right Hon Tessa Jowell, Minister for the Olympics

The Cass Sculpture Foundation will be commissioning 40-50 monumental sculptures from the best emerging and established sculptors in preparation for its London 2010 – 2012 programme. Over the next three years this commissioning initiative will produce 15 – 20 sculptures annually by over 40 artists. These will include works by esteemed sculptors such as Sarah Staton, Steven Gregory, Tim Morgan, Tony Cragg, and Phillip King. Wilfred and Jeannette Cass, the founders of the Cass Sculpture Foundation, have invested £11 million in this groundbreaking venture which will facilitate the placing of acclaimed sculpture throughout the capital; including key sites such as Wembley stadium and King’s Cross station.

The Cass Sculpture Foundation

The Cass Sculpture Foundation's £11 million investment for London

O2, (c) O2

O2, (c) O2

‘Congratulations to the Cass Sculpture Foundation for taking the initiative to commission sculptures now in anticipation of 2012. I look forward to seeing the works and I am happy to pay tribute to the remarkable vision of Wilfred and Jeannette Cass.’
The Right Hon Tessa Jowell, Minister for the Olympics

The Cass Sculpture Foundation’s £11 million investment for London

17 November 2008

‘Congratulations to the Cass Sculpture Foundation for taking the initiative to commission sculptures now in anticipation of 2012. I look forward to seeing the works and I am happy to pay tribute to the remarkable vision of Wilfred and Jeannette Cass.’
The Right Hon Tessa Jowell, Minister for the Olympics

The Cass Sculpture Foundation will be commissioning 40-50 monumental sculptures from the best emerging and established sculptors in preparation for its London 2010 – 2012 programme. Over the next three years this commissioning initiative will produce 15 – 20 sculptures annually by over 40 artists. These will include works by esteemed sculptors such as Sarah Staton, Steven Gregory, Tim Morgan, Tony Cragg, and Phillip King. Wilfred and Jeannette Cass, the founders of the Cass Sculpture Foundation, have invested £11 million in this groundbreaking venture which will facilitate the placing of acclaimed sculpture throughout the capital; including key sites such as Wembley stadium and King’s Cross station.

The Cass Sculpture Foundation