FRAGMENT
2017

proposal, digital renderings


This project uses “found digital object” which is the high resolution 3d scan of the famous Nefertiti bust. This
file i accessible online as the outcome of the project Nefertiti Hack made by German artists Jan Nikolai Nelles and
Nora Al-Badri. Supposely the original was scanned illegally with Microsoft Xbox 360 Kinect Sensor in Neues
Museum Berlin durong the visiting hours. The idea is to free the iconic sculpture from the possesion of the Western
institution and return to Egypt as a materialized 3d print.  This project questions  problematic history of of artefacts
since in many cases they were looted from the place of their resting place.

High detail of this file raises doubts about 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 comprehension of the past which can be only interpreted.