Break the Mould

Tags: 2013 3d printing 3d-scanning

Break the Mould is an interactive 3D printing installation created by digital agency Developing Dreams working with Brighton based Italian artist Emilia Telese and the tech wizards of 3Dify.

Visitors will be invited to walk into a 3D body scanner to get scanned and get a small sculpture of themselves printed. Break the Mould will make its debut at the Brighton Maker Faire on 7 September and will be on tour during the Brighton Digital Festival:

  • Corn Exchange (7 September main exhibition; 8 September workshop 12-4pm BOOK now as spaces are limited)
  • Jubilee Library (9-22 September)
  • Clearleft gallery at 68 Middle Street (24-29 September; 26 September workshop 12-4pm)
  • Mad Hatter Cafe in Hove (30 September – 4 October)

The installation will give people the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in this exciting, disruptive and empowering new technology.

Emilia Telese is known for her Rice Pavilion, which was an installation of the Royal Pavilion made out of rice at the Jubilee Library working with the Edible Construction Company.

Developing Dreams is working in partnership with 3Dify, an exciting technology provider, iMakr, the world’s largest 3D printing store in London which is providing the machines for the installation; Faberdashery, a supplier of high quality source materials and consultancy for 3D printing; Ultimaker, a leading manufacturer in the desktop 3D printing market; Sussex Fibreglass and PlasticsMCR print providing information panels and promotional materials for the installation; Nikki Gunson who created the giant willow sculpture, and film maker Sarita Frit.

The nice people at the FuseBox, run by WiredSussex, have agreed to help us out with sharing some of their great space, because that’s the one thing we are lacking in our office and workshop.

Break the Mould is also supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.