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Electroform(alism): Masters, substrates and the rules of attraction

Electroform(alism) is a an ongoing collaborative experiment that couples nineteenth century metal plating techniques with contemporary digital design and fabrication methods.

Electroform(alism): Masters, substrates and the rules of attraction

Electroform(alism) is a an ongoing collaborative experiment that couples nineteenth century metal plating techniques with contemporary digital design and fabrication methods. Reviving and adapting practices involved in the production and replication of objects on a master form, the project explores new composites and microstructures using permanent, expendable and embedded substrates in order to generate novel metallurgical environments, structures and articulated skins. Beyond the formal wager, Electroform(alism) seeks to re-imagine the nature of small scale fabrication as a process that can be adaptive, nomadic, modest, yet generative.

Project Leads:

Anya Sirota and Jean Louis Farges

Project Team: Patrick Beaucé, Alex Belykh, Nate Doud, John Guinn

Graphics: Brittany Gacsy

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