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`BENCHMARKS´ AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY
`BENCHMARKS´ AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY

Our collaboration with Ghanian artist El Anatsui can now be seen at Royal Academy in London. This is the first time these hand-made prints are shown in a public institution. On view will be the entire Eclipse Suite, the Black and White Series and Fragments. The prints were made by 3D scanning the wooden worktops used to make El Anatsui´s famous tapestries. This information was transferred onto aluminium plates and then printed through an etching press. Learn more about these large-scale prints. Request a day pass to see them.

See the video published by the Financial Times.


ARCHEOLOGICAL CORE WINS PRIX DUCHAMP
ARCHEOLOGICAL CORE WINS PRIX DUCHAMP

Factum Arte congratulates Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige winning the 2017 Marcel Duchamp Prize. This prize honours every year artists born or residing in France. The work of the four finalists can be seen until January 8th, 2018 at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Factum Arte produced Hadjithomas & Joreige´s submission for this prestigious prize. Click here to see it.


FORCES OF ENERGY AND MAGNETISM
FORCES OF ENERGY AND MAGNETISM

Ahmed Mater returned to Factum Arte to create Mitochondria: Powerhouses, a new body of work for his solo exhibition at Galleria Continua in San Gimignano. The artworks produced include an installation with a Tesla coil machine evoking the production of fulgurite sculptures and a set of chests with optical illusions recalling the mirage boxes created in 2015. Ahmed Mater worked alongside a Factum Arte team of digital modellers, engineers and 3D recording specialists throughout the research and production phases of these works. Quinner Baird installed and operated a Tesla coil machines during the exhibition´s inauguration.


NEW TRAINING MANUALS
NEW TRAINING MANUALS

Factum Arte has produced a bilingual edition of the Lucida Scanner, a Training Manual. This is the second manual published by the 3D Recording Department in Arabic. Aliaa Ismail with help of Abdo Ghaba and Mahmoud Salem prepared the volume A Quick Guide to Recording Systems to train technicians in Egypt. In a few weeks, a new guide dedicated to photogrammetry will also be available. Photogrammetry is playing an increasingly important role in the research in Factum Arte's 3D studio.

Download the Lucida Sacanner Manual in English / Arabic.


VENICE BIENNALE EVENTS
VENICE BIENNALE EVENTS

Factum Arte´s collaborations with artists Shirazeh Houshiary and Shezad Dawood are on display as part of the exhibitions organized during the 57th Venice Biennale of Art. The work of Shirazeh Houshiary will be exhibited at the Palazzo Franchetti as part of Glasstress 2017, an exhibition exploring the versatility of glass. The inauguration of Shezad Dawood´s three year program, Leviathan, also coincides with the Biennale. Where do we go now?, Leviathan and the first three episodes of a ten-part film series, are on display at the Palazzina Canonica and the Fortuny Factory.

Image courtesy of Shezad Dawood and Leviathan - Human & Marine Ecology


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