3D-programming and -print, plastic (white), Belfast Peace Line 7 x 3.5 x 20 cm, Israel/West Bank Wall 3.3 x 7.49 x 16 cm, USA/Mexico Barrier 9.1 x 3.5 x 9.15 cm, 2013
Part of main-project COMMON DIVIDER
POLITOYS involves 3D sintered miniature versions of a wall piece generated in white hard plastic.
The art project reduces politically symbolic objects to their shape in miniature size and thereby trivializes them as toys: it started with shrinking wall pieces. Just like the real wall modules, the art miniature walls are ready-mades, made on demand.
The small art walls are available in an online shop like toys, thus mixing political object, commerce, art and toy.
All wall pieces and fences are mass products – just as are toys. Creating a 3D sintered model of a wall piece reduces it to its architectual form and thereby it becomes an object of aesthetic appeal, simultaneously losing its original purpose as it is turned into a plastic toy.
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Christoph Weisshaar – 3D programmer
Borderline, Hans Reh Gallery, Vienna, AT, 2014 (S)
Politoys, parte.co, New York City, USA, 2013 (S)