Against the Grain


We see an amorphous shape, floating in space. It brings to mind the grainy images of Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the irregularly, horse-shaped comet, as seen from the European Space Agency’s spacecraft Rosetta.

Upon closer inspection details emerge, the fragmented surface allowing the light to enter, revealing distinctive oval and rectangular shapes, at the same time uncannily alien and strangely familiar. But what is it?

They are 3D-printed comet-like blown-up versions of grains of sand found underneath the Huis van Hilde, an Archaeological Information Centre in Castricum. Grains of sand exhibited in the archaeological centre, which normally focuses on human artefacts, raise questions about the human and the world we live in.

Materials and technique: WoodFill Filament, 3D-printed

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