Polyconic BS1sph (8/6) 7_98 (2000)
B.S.A.M. BL2sph (8/6) 7_98 (2000)
"As artists accustomed to working with physical materials like clay, stone or steel we considered the manipulation of three-dimensional forms in virtual space, like map projections, as a non-traditional extension of the sculptural process."
From the Topologies series:
From the Thinskinned series:
Thinskinned [eb_2] (2004)
Thinskinned [L6_1] (2004)
LoCutro and Outcault reference the Cubist and Futurist in talking about their mission, but they also remind me of the Bauhaus, who saw the power of the camera as a tool to see beyond the ability of the human eye, championing scientific photography and the beauty in the microscopic.
Using such advanced technology as a new form of "seeing", I think the real artistry lies in what the artist do with the information taken from the scanner. The images offer much more than a simple body scan and have taken what could have been considered documentation and manipulated it into something more poetic and more telling of the human condition.
More images and info on their website: http://members.verizon.net/~vze3s5q6/index.html