SUSANNA SABLINA

Process

Like photographs, my sculptures, prints and video are made from life. However, they are made not with a camera and a lens, but with a 3D laser scanner. The scanner projects a laser line over the face and body of the person I am scanning, and a video camera in the handset records the changing contours of the line and builds up a digital model of the form.

However, the precisely engineered scanner I use was never designed to capture the body, which is always in motion. Faced with breath and movement, it breaks down, generating a 3D ‘motion blur’. I digitally edit and sculpt the glitchy scans that result, before rendering them as 2D images or video or outputting them on a 3D printer. The 3D prints are then glued, sanded, primed and hand-painted before they are exhibited