artefact

2017


assault rifle handguard, found digital model, digital animation (3’41”)

A wooden handguard from an intensively used Kalashnikov assault rifle is displayed like an archaeological artefact. Abrasion of the varnish shows the points of contact with the hand of the previous owner. A high-resolution 3D scan of the object was inserted into a slick digital model of an AK-47. The weapon rotates against a standard backdrop of a blue sky. Marks of the physicality of warfare re-appear in a digital environment.

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