Visitors on Display. 981 Museum Visitors an 3 dogs 1:8, 2008–13 LehmbruckMuseum, Duisburg, 2013

3-D body scans of living people in the color of their choice, monochrome 3-D printing, plaster material
Scale 1:8, height: ca. 10–22 cm each
Plinth: MDF 1,3 x 1,0 x 35,7 m
Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Permanent loan from private collection, Frankfurt am Main
Photo © Stefan Alber, VG BildKunst Bonn, 2013

Visitors on Display. 981 Museum Visitors an 3 dogs 1:8, 2008–13 LehmbruckMuseum, Duisburg, 2013

3-D body scans of living people in the color of their choice, monochrome 3-D printing, plaster material
Scale 1:8, height: ca. 10–22 cm each
Plinth: MDF 1,3 x 1,0 x 35,7 m
Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Permanent loan from private collection, Frankfurt am Main
Photo © Stefan Alber, VG BildKunst Bonn, 2013

Visitors on Display

since 2013

In the end, people are made smaller to scale and modelled from layers of plaster and pigment, then to be found in different poses and dress in different situations in exhibitions and living rooms. And all of them know that when the digital take is over, they will each reappear as a figure at pains to strike a pose that is their own: an unlimited series of variations on three dimensional self-portraits from the digital era. Since as participants in the project “Unlimited” they are also actors in an art-market event, they, so to speak, come into their own – as an exhibit piece.

Text: Harald Welzer (Translation: Jeanne Haunschild)