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South Ivan Human Heads: Young Boy, 2017

3D printed sculpture (polymer powder) and electronic components
8 1/2 × 8 1/2 × 3 in
21.6 × 21.6 × 7.6 cm
Editions 1-3
This is part of a limited edition set.
$2,500 - 5,000
location
Portland
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Morehshin Allahyari
Iranian, b. 1985
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Using 3-D printing as a means of reclaiming the otherwise destroyed or prohibited, Morehshin Allahyari employs technology as way to analyze and document daily life and political, social, and cultural contradictions. Her “Like Pearls” series, consisting of web-based collages inspired by Farsi email spam, offers a glimpse into the ways digital media contributes to the objectification and sexualization of Iranian women in an otherwise repressive culture. Allahyari’s more recent 3-D-printing projects have involved objects forbidden in Iraq and artifacts destroyed by ISIS. While both expose the potential for technology to serve as a means of resistance, the latter works also function as time capsules by preserving images, maps, and videos of the destroyed artifact or site on embedded flash drives, acknowledging and reviving censored histories in the process.

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Morehshin Allahyari
Iranian, b. 1985
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Using 3-D printing as a means of reclaiming the otherwise destroyed or prohibited, Morehshin Allahyari employs technology as way to analyze and document daily life and political, social, and cultural contradictions. Her “Like Pearls” series, consisting of web-based collages inspired by Farsi email spam, offers a glimpse into the ways digital media contributes to the objectification and sexualization of Iranian women in an otherwise repressive culture. Allahyari’s more recent 3-D-printing projects have involved objects forbidden in Iraq and artifacts destroyed by ISIS. While both expose the potential for technology to serve as a means of resistance, the latter works also function as time capsules by preserving images, maps, and videos of the destroyed artifact or site on embedded flash drives, acknowledging and reviving censored histories in the process.

South Ivan Human Heads: Young Boy, 2017

3D printed sculpture (polymer powder) and electronic components
8 1/2 × 8 1/2 × 3 in
21.6 × 21.6 × 7.6 cm
Editions 1-3
This is part of a limited edition set.
$2,500 - 5,000
location
Portland
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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