Digital artisans (of the third millennium)

A project between art, technology and science

Caterina Morigi’s art project in collaboration with Cam 85 and the company Altreforme merges the micro and macro of matter using images from various devices, including the electron microscope, which challenges the very idea of photo-graphy, as it uses electron beams (not photons) to gather information about volumes by not capturing colors.

Trials and experiments have evolved to transform microscopic images of exoskeletons of sea creatures and enlarged marbles into sculptures made with the 3D printer, using soft, elastic materials that are sensitive to heat and UV light.

Some images were created in collaboration with engineers and researchers from the Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute and the University of Bologna.

The two works created, an open sculpture and a digital bas-relief, reflect the “vocation” of matter and emphasize the interrelationship between organic and inorganic, man and nature, biology and technology to create a new possible alliance.

The multidisciplinary team that collaborated on the project:
Patrick Monetti – Vice President CAM 85
Caterina Morigi – Artist (Bologna)
Andrea Trincardi – Altreforme Partner (Udine)
Augusta Eniti – Altreforme Partner (Udine)
Lorenzo Baroni – 3D Blender software expert (Bologna)
Franca Domeneghini – President CAM 85
Riccardo Self – Technical consultant
Andrea Del Bianco – CAM85 3D printer technician

Thanks to
Eng. Gabriela Graziani, researcher at the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute in Bologna, Italy
Eng./Prof. Enrico Sassoni of the University of Bologna

Project funded by Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia