proposal, digital renderings
This project uses “found digitasl object” which is the high resolution of the famous Nefertiti bust. This
file is publicly accessible throught the project Nefertiti Hack made by German artists Jan Nikolai Nelles and
Nora Al-Badri. Supposely the original was scanned secretly with Microsoft Xbox 360 Kinect Sensor in Neues
Museum Berlin. The idea is to free the iconic sculpture and return it 3D print to Egypt. This project questions
problematic history of of artefacts in Western institution which were in many cases looted from the place
of their resting place.
High detail of this file raises doubts about using the scanning method described by the artists, leaving
the question about the origin of the virtual Nefertiti bust open.
I sliced the file such as the speciment is being disected in the lab, erasing the rest of the form leaving just
a glimpse of the original. The form starts and ends in one single point which I understand as a limits of visible,
limits of possiblity to understand the past which can be only interpreted.