Sophie Kahn - Paddles On London Wednesday, July 2, 2014 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Courtesy of the artist

  • Exhibited

    New York, Eyebeam, New Romantics, curated by Nicholas O'Brien, Claudia Hart and Katie Torn, 17 April - 10 May 2014

  • Catalogue Essay

    "I work with this imagery not because I want to be morbid, but because I'm interested in the ways in which technology fails to capture life. I'm interested in the poetics of that failure." - SOPHIE KAHN

    Sophie Kahn, trained as a photographer and art historian, has been experimenting with 3D printers for over a decade. Période des attitudes passionelles, one of her recent works, was created by sweeping the beam of a 3D laser scanner across a living, breathing human body. The precisely engineered scanner wasn't intended to capture humans, so when the subject shifts or breathes the scanner breaks down, creating fragmented forms. In the scan, all color, life, and movement, are drained from the body. It's the machine's failure to capture human experience that deeply interests Kahn. (Text by Paddles ON! curator Lindsay Howard)


Période des attitudes passionelles

three dimensional print from laser scan on aluminium base
figure: 39 x 31 x 13 cm. (15 3/8 x 12 1/4 x 5 1/8 in.)
overall: 46 x 31 x 17 cm. (18 1/8 x 12 1/4 x 6 3/4 in.)

This work is number 1 from an edition of 5, and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

£1,500 - 2,000 

Sold for £1,125

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Paddles On

London Auction 3 July 2014 7PM