untouchedvirtual sculpture / Augmented Reality
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“untouched” is a series of 3D Scan-Selfies presented as performative virtual sculptures with Augmented Reality capability (on compatible mobile). Menegon captures herself via 3D Scanning technique, using her physical body in movement to alter and “corrupt” the resulting virtual body. Using 3D Scanning as an artistic medium, Menegon’s self-scanning procedure becomes an intimate process, a journey towards a deep understanding of our virtual identities and selves. Challenging the notion of the virtual as perfect while exposing the results of the scans “as is”, with all the beautiful flaws, mistake and data loss, “untouched” presents a new authentic digital body, an avatar fixed in time yet always performing. Here the body escape physicality and is virtually captured in the shape of a moment in time impossible to clearly define and it’s fluid act becomes a performative way to connect with new glitched selves.
©2021 Martina Menegon