“DIGITAL DISTANCE”- APPROACHES TO DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY
“DIGITAL DISTANCE”- APPROACHES TO DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY
“Digital Distance”- Approaches to Digital Technology
The CGS invited member glass artists that utilize new technologies (e.g. within digital fields) within their glass work, to take part in an international online glass gallery exhibition.
What do we mean by digital technology? It can include digital production technologies such as CAD (computer assisted design) & CNC manufacturing (multi-axis milling, laser cutting, 3D prototyping, computer assisted manufacture, etc.).
It can also include digital audio, imagery and video. And works that ‘sums up’ digital technology e.g. pixelation for example.
22 CGS glass artists were selected by the CGS team, to take part in this online exhibition. The resulting work is detailed and considered and interesting to read about.
As with all our exhibitions, this online show will be shown and advertised across all our Social Media platforms.
Thank you to all those that entered work.
The show was launched on 20 May 2019.
Launched on:20th May 2019
Email:Jeff Cunningham Glass
A response to place
Photographer: Jeff Cunningham Glass
Details: Triptych piece measuring 30 x 30 x 7 cms
Laminated float glass featuring transparent layers of screenprinted digital photographic imagery shot on location by the artist.
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Photographer: Kwang-chun Park
Details: 16 x 16 x 8cm
‘Persona I’ is inspired by Henri Cros’ ‘Mask’. The term persona means ‘mask’ in Latin and represents the external personality or façade. This work expresses the concept of Persona by showing layers of a human profile. Layers are multiplied and distorted depending on the viewer’s angle, emphasizing the concept.
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WHITE FOX FAIRY TALES
Photographer: Jacqueline H-Botquelen
Details: 3 layered Pâte de Verre sculpture, fused digital images ceramic transfer, cm 93 X 43 X 33
With this work I want to demonstrate the inter connectivity of Myths and Fairy Tales moving throughout the ages of men in their psyche. It re-tells the "Little Snow White" fairy tale based on Jung's analytical psychology. "the Electra complex, inverted Oedipus complex." It speaks of the interconnections between child, (in this case the little girl, mother and father) which delves into the collective unconscious."
Digital images with a ceramic glaze are applied before and after investing the mold with the glass Frits still humid.. I call this "Pâte de verre a fresco"
Contact: JACQUELINE H-BOTQUELEN -firstname.lastname@example.org - www.jacquelinehbotquelen.com
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Artist:Anne Zorner (Alfeze)
Ode to the Bee
Photographer: Anne Zorner
Collaboration with ceramicist Chris Balmforth. Last year Chris developed a new product called Guilloche which we have been testing for the last year. From our ideas Chris uses the computer to smooth and generate the patterns that create the best tilt and shift after gold and platinum are applied. The digital pattern is then applied to a silk screen and a decal is produced. They are applied to glass and fired. These Bees are combined with black enamel and gold. Careful control of temperatures allows some of the gold to be removed to highlight the pattern.
Details: Fused,Cut and tack fused
Waterjet fractals cut in previously three layer fused sheet. Fire polished and tack fused.
The size of the fractals correspond to the Fibonacci series on growth.
Photographer: Gordon Bell
Details: Waterjet cut sandblasted glass with graphite and acrylic
I am interested in the way that light transfers through the water jet cut glass, creating shadows within the work. I Combine non-permanent drawing materials with sandblasting to create a range of intriguing marks within the piece.
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Photographer: Simon Bruntnell
Details: 120 pieces of mirror, sand-etched and polished mounted on a painted board
1. An outline of something, especially a person's face, as seen from one side.?
2. A social media user's summary of their personal details or current situation.?
3. The extent to which a person attracts public notice.?
4. A record of a person's psychological or behavioral characteristics and preferences.
The work, Profile, consists of 120 individual pieces of mirrored glass in the shape of mobile phones, each bears the portrait of someone who is connected to the artist as a Friend on Facebook. Each piece is connected to others by drawn lines which represent the Facebook connections between people.
Featuring instantly recognisable portraits of real people, literally in profile, this work highlights how today we carry our loved ones and friends in our pocket in much the same way as people have carried photographs or miniature portraits and love tokens for centuries. Our phone is an intimate object. However, our online relationships are often criticised for lacking in depth and being a poor substitute for human contact, but these networks can often sustain us in a real way and allow us to feel connected to a wider network. The mobile phone puts the world in our pocket.
Profile references the contemporary ‘selfie’ culture and Victorian silhouettes, and comments on our timeless fascination with the self, mirroring, friendship and reflection.
“In the making of this work I have spent time with people I rarely (or never) see and had conversations I would not usually have had, I have spent hours making and lovingly polishing each portrait, it has been a privilege.”
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Artist:Guillermo Silpituca- Dina Priess dos Santos
Once upon the future
Details: directly 3d printed and directly modelled (no mould) glass paste
collaboration work, Guillermo directly prints the paste with an extruder printer and
I model onto the pieces whatever comes into my mind, very spontaneously not
using any mould. The San Nicholas group in Argentina is experimenting with glass pastes
knitting, 3d printing, modelling and throwing on the potters wheel.
Ring, blossom, body of matrioschka, bands of armadillo printed, rest modelled.
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Photographer: Photographer Simon Bruntnell
Details: Cast Glass
Hurricane’ I started with a photograph taken from space manipulated it digitally into a 3D form using CAD software, mill it in high density foam and then translated it into cast glass.
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Photographer: Carolyn Basing
Details: An image of kiln cast and coldworked glass, digitally reproduced in the negative.
A continuation of a body of work relating to the concept of immanence.
In this case considering how the image affects the representation of the object.
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Modern Love Letter - Top Girlfriend
Photographer: Roland Paschoff
Details: Dimensions 31 x 23 x 3 cm (framed)
The Modern Love Letter series captures snippets of everyday life in delicate pate-de-verre glass.
These pieces are a playful examination of romance in the digital age, where handwritten love notes
are replaced by text messages. As modern relationships are increasingly conducted through digital
devices, the modern love letter series acts as records of otherwise fleeting moments.
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Photographer: Ann Klem
Details: Lost wax creation based on 3-D printed mold
Imagine a triple mobius . . . you must travel 3 times around the object before you return to your starting point. The negative mother mold for this creation was formed using 3-D modeling software and printing. A wax pour created the positive. After the surface was carved, a plaster mold encased the wax form. Steaming removed the wax and then the cold plaster mold and cold glass went into the kiln. Once fired, cooled down and free from the plaster mold, further cold-working finished the surface before the mobius triangle perched on the stainless steel atop a concrete base.
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Details: Cast Bullseye glass, 220 x 220 x 10mm
This experimental piece was made with the help of Fablabs at Plymouth College of Art and KEVICC, Totnes. The digital design was lasercut into acrylic, from which I made a positive and negative mould in plaster. This panel was made with the negative mould. I filled the deeper tracery with fine black frit, then mounded up coloured frit on top., capping it with 6mm Tekta.
Photographer: Sylvia Galbraith
Details: 8" h x 6" w x 7' d - kilncast lead crystal
A Motion Capture recording of a dancer's movements was converted to a CAD type file and then printed with rapid prototype printer. The printed model was molded with silicone rubber and a wax positive was poured. After editing the wax positive the piece was kiln-cast using the lost wax casting technique. the resulting glass casting was coldworked and acid etched.
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Email:Deborah Selwood Photographic
Fragile Lives - Erewash Museum
Photographer: Deborah Selwood Photographic
Details: 30cm diameter iridised glass
As part of a residency, I was looking at some rare Next of Kin Memorial Plaques - known as 'Death Pennies' - given to families of those who lost their lives as a result of the first World War. The originals were made of bronze and are approximately 15cm diameter and this is an enlarged version of a rare brother and sister pair.
A trace drawing was made from a photograph, scanned in and then digitally tidied. It was then processed through CAD software and converted to 3D texture. Using CNC techniques, the mould was then carved, and glass full fused onto it.
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Super Yacht tryptique
Photographer: Lesley Pyke
Details: 3 crystal decanters engraved together with custom made teak base.
I sandblasted and hand engraved this yacht across 3 Atlantis Crystal decanters.
The process involved a very technical computer drawing in order to create
the mask for sandblasting after which I used a drill to hand engrave details and
halftones and highlights.
The custom made base was created from reclaimed teak from a wreck off Orkney Island.
The story is machine engraved into the base.
It was a commission.
Photographer: Lee Howes
Details: 50mm x 50mm x 50mm Cast Lead Crystal Cube
The 2 part cube was designed and printed on a 3D printer then molded from that form.
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Bue Entities II (2018)
Photographer: Photo David Lawson
Details: Kiln-formed glass, air entrapment
Float glass with kiln-controlled air entrapment, developed using CAD software and waterjet cutting incorporated with kiln-forming techniques.
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Artist:E John Lewis
Nautical Themed Panels
Photographer: E John Lewis
Details: Approximately 800mm x 1950mm Double glazed units
Using computer aided design to illustrate the compass symbol through to plotting out the graphically designed line drawing prior to sandblasting.
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Photographer: Sylvain Deleu
Details: Translucent Cast Glass, from CAD designed fused filament fabricated model.(3D printed)
Modeled in "Blender", printed from a water soluble PVA based material, dissolved out of the mould. Analogous to lost wax. "PVA perdue" perhaps?
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Insert Sarcastic Title Here
Photographer: Alise Stopina
Details: 50x31cm, Glass, leather, wood, acrylic stand.
The art piece is a collection of real newspaper articles describing compelling events or facts. Upon the pages are sarcastic inscriptions or “graffiti” ignoring the issues at hand. This was created by Adobe Photoshop, Screen-printing, Laser Cutting the wood and acrylic, and fusing glass.
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