An imperfection in the reproduction process as a distinguishing element for authenticity.
Technology plays a major role in reproduction of art and craft. While increasing their accessibility to the public, re-production also raises questions concerning authenticity and quality. 3D Scanning and Printing have extended re production boundaries, positioning it as a candidate for taking part in the artistic process. In this work we suggest to consider the imperfection in the reproduction process as a distinguishing element that adds to authenticity. We present a “chain of digital reproductions”, a series of 3D printed objects, beginning from a reproduction of the original Ennion’s Blue Jug. Next to the last reproduction, a 3D Printer and scanner will print the next reproduction in the chain. The exhibited work will demonstrate how reproductions can gradually become independent of the original artwork and have their own unique meaning and aesthetics.