This article from Shapeways Magazine shows how 3D printing can bring together prosthetics and performance.
Viktoria Modesta is a model, musician, and self-described “bionic pop artist.” Born in Latvia, Modesta suffered a leg injury at birth and decided to have her left leg amputated below the knee in 2007. For the past several years, she has made prosthetics a central part of her performance art. Here’s “Prototype,” a groundbreaking music video she shot with the BBC’s Channel 4 that ends with a dance on a pointed prosthetic leg:
Modesta has found a regular creative partner in Dutch designer Anouk Wipprecht, who plays at the intersection of fashion and technology and shows her work at the San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design, the MAK Museum in Vienna, and a solo show called “Robotic Couture” at Tetem, an exhibition hall in Enschede, the Netherlands.
…Now Modesta, Wipprecht, and a pair of architects from Monad Studio in Miami have created Sonifica, a set of prosthetics that are not only beautiful, but also meaningful and provocative extensions of a musical performance.
This article reprinted with permission from Shapeways Magazine. You can read more about Anouk Wipprecht’s works here.
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