The vimana as it appears in Yugen © courtesy of the Artist
Factum Arte has worked with award-winning filmmaker, writer and artist Martha Fiennes for her new display of Yugen at Volte Art Projects (November 11 - December 12, 2022). Yugen is an AI-driven moving-image artwork that uses cutting-edge coding to create a continuous, self-selective and perpetually self-generating display.
Factum's 3D team collaborated with producer Peter Muggleston to generate a printable 3D file of one of the elements featured in the artwork: a spaceship, inspired by the mythological Indian vimanas. The 80cm-tall object is finished in holographic paint and displayed floating inside a Perspex case.
Render of the 3D object © Factum Arte
3D print of the object at a reduced scale © Oak Taylor-Smith for Factum Arte
Full-scale 3D print before finishing © Oak Taylor-Smith for Factum Arte
The final 3D print after varnishing
Inside the Perspex case © Oak Taylor-Smith for Factum Arte