Echoes (of When Bodies were Temporary) is a 3D printed artefact realised with a simple degenerative algorithm (named sandra) that erodes and morphs over time the original data of a scan, gradually losing its footprint nature.
The original data 3D scan titled Bodies Are Temporary, dating back to 2016, depicts a primary emotionally charged albeit fleeting moment between a child and his mother.
sandra digitally erases, warps and transplants parts of the original object thus transferring and mirroring a process originally pertaining to the organic into the field of data: a memory that is progressively lost.
On demand printing retrieves, crystallises and makes visible specific points in time of this process, actualising the progressive disrepresentation of memory into a permanent form.
The original data scan will be preserved but encrypted making it permanently inaccessible to anyone, comprising the artist, on January 30th, 2022.
[The 3D model algorithmically deteriorates day after day. The decay process will start on February 9th, opening day, and the file will be completely erased on April 9th. Everyday buyers can purchase a different degeneration of the original sculpture.]