Ice Magic

Computational Media

The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences invited Supermanoeuvre to reinterpret an item from their collection for an event named "Eat the Collection". The only requirement was that the item had to be a 3D-printed object made from chocolate. We selected a mechanical drawing machine. Our object was an algorithmically generated 3D drawing that traced over an ice cube, creating a dome structure.

The final chocolate artefact resulted from an interplay between the traced line of the 3d printer and the material behaviour of the molten chocolate. This approach required manipulating the printer to deposit material in x,y,z space rather than a typical layering in the z-axis. The chocolate was deposited onto an ice scaffold to negotiate the behaviour of the chocolate, allowing it to cool quickly and adopt a static position in space.\

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