‘l’artisan electronique’ by unfold and tim knapen, 2010 (production assignment Z33)photo: liesje reyskens

l’artisan electronique is a virtual potting wheel and ceramic printer created by the belgian design studio unfold with tim knapen. the installation was commissioned by Z33 art centre in hasselt, belgium for their current exhibition, design by performance which is on show until may 30, 2010. the installation enables exhibit visitors to make their own forms using the device. some of the forms are printed out at regular intervals and showcased as a part of the exhibit. the virtual pottery wheel utilizes a 3d scanner and digital software to generate a form. the intent is to refer to the tradition of traditional ceramic making, while using the latest digital technology. the ceramic printer also makes this point by printing the clayu forms using the traditional coil technique.

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unfold and tim knapen: l'artisan electronique ‘l’artisan electronique’ by unfold and tim knapen, 2010 (production assignment Z33) photo: kristof vrancken/Z33

unfold and tim knapen: l'artisan electronique ‘l’artisan electronique’ by unfold and tim knapen, 2010 (production assignment Z33) photo: kristof vrancken/Z33

unfold and tim knapen: l'artisan electronique ‘l’artisan electronique’ by unfold and tim knapen, 2010 (production assignment Z33)photo: liesje reyskens

unfold and tim knapen: l'artisan electronique ‘l’artisan electronique’ by unfold and tim knapen, 2010 (production assignment Z33) photo: kristof vrancken/Z33

unfold and tim knapen: l'artisan electronique ‘l’artisan electronique’ by unfold and tim knapen, 2010 (production assignment Z33) photo: kristof vrancken/Z33

unfold and tim knapen: l'artisan electronique ‘l’artisan electronique’ by unfold and tim knapen, 2010 (production assignment Z33) photo: kristof vrancken/Z33