Gerd Hatje 1:10, 1998
3D body scan of the living person
Kunsthalle Göppingen, Göppingen 1999
FDM (fused deposition modeling), ABS (acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene), airbrush Scale 1:10; height: ca. 18 cm
Collection of Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart
Photo © Studio Karin Sander, 1998

Personen 1:10 (Persons 1:10), 1997–1999
3D body scans of the living persons, FDM (fused deposition modeling), ABS (acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene), airbrush Scale 1:10; height:
ca. 16–18 cm each
Photo © Studio Karin Sander, 1997

Peter Friese takes a photo of Peter Friese 1:10, 1999
3D body scan of the living person,
FDM (fused deposition modeling), ABS (acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene), airbrush // Scale 1:10; height: ca. 18 cm
Privat collection, Seattle, USA
Photo © Karin Sander

Bernhard J. Deubig 1:10, 1999
3D body scan of the living person,
Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen, CH, 2004
FDM (fused deposition modeling), ABS (acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene), airbrush
Scale 1:10; height: ca. 18 cm
Collection of Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, CH
Photo © Stefan Rohner

Karin Sander 1:5, 2008
3D body scan of the living person
Alexandria National Museum, Fikrun wa Fann Gallery
polychrome 3D printing, black and white, plaster material
Scale 1:5, height: ca. 32 cm
Private collection
Photo © Studio Karin Sander, 2008

Reeve 1:5, 2012
3D color scan of the living person, polychrome 3D printing, plaster material, color
pigment ink
Scale 1:5, height: ca. 27 cm
Privat collection, USA
Photo © Andreas Meichsner, 2013

Karl Lagerfeld 1:10, 2003
3D Bodyscan of the living person
FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling), ABS (Acryl-Butadien-Styrol), Airbrush
Scale 1:10 18 cm, height: ca. 18 cm
Collection of Kunstmuseum St. Gallen
Photo © Martin Steiner, 2008

Gerd Hatje 1:10, 1998
3D body scan of the living person
Kunsthalle Göppingen, Göppingen 1999
FDM (fused deposition modeling), ABS (acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene), airbrush Scale 1:10; height: ca. 18 cm
Collection of Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart
Photo © Studio Karin Sander, 1998

Personen 1:10 (Persons 1:10), 1997–1999
3D body scans of the living persons, FDM (fused deposition modeling), ABS (acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene), airbrush Scale 1:10; height:
ca. 16–18 cm each
Photo © Studio Karin Sander, 1997

Peter Friese takes a photo of Peter Friese 1:10, 1999
3D body scan of the living person,
FDM (fused deposition modeling), ABS (acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene), airbrush // Scale 1:10; height: ca. 18 cm
Privat collection, Seattle, USA
Photo © Karin Sander

Bernhard J. Deubig 1:10, 1999
3D body scan of the living person,
Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen, CH, 2004
FDM (fused deposition modeling), ABS (acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene), airbrush
Scale 1:10; height: ca. 18 cm
Collection of Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, CH
Photo © Stefan Rohner

Karin Sander 1:5, 2008
3D body scan of the living person
Alexandria National Museum, Fikrun wa Fann Gallery
polychrome 3D printing, black and white, plaster material
Scale 1:5, height: ca. 32 cm
Private collection
Photo © Studio Karin Sander, 2008

Reeve 1:5, 2012
3D color scan of the living person, polychrome 3D printing, plaster material, color
pigment ink
Scale 1:5, height: ca. 27 cm
Privat collection, USA
Photo © Andreas Meichsner, 2013

Karl Lagerfeld 1:10, 2003
3D Bodyscan of the living person
FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling), ABS (Acryl-Butadien-Styrol), Airbrush
Scale 1:10 18 cm, height: ca. 18 cm
Collection of Kunstmuseum St. Gallen
Photo © Martin Steiner, 2008

3D Body Scans

1997

People are laser-scanned using a body scanner that employs a 3D photographic process originally developed for the fashion industry. Their data is then sent to an extruder, which recreates their body shape slice-by-slice in plastic. It is a lengthy process, but it results in an exact reproduction of the person in question - a three-dimensional self-portrait in a pose chosen by the subject. The figure is produced entirely by mechanical means, and the replica stands in the middle of the exhibition as if transposed directly from the real world. The process was developed especially for this project, in which it is being used for the first time.

Karin Sander