Machinic Vision and the 3D Camera: An Interview with ScanLAB Projects

Horizontal Humans is a new work from ScanLAB Projects commissioned for the Gallery’s Media Wall as part of our season on Forensic Imaging. The project invites us to witness a series of forensic experiments monitoring bodily decomposition through the robotic eyes of a 3D laser scanner. In the experiments pigs act as anatomical substitutes for human bodies found in criminal investigations. Under the scanner’s forensic gaze, the undulations of the decaying animals are translated into a dramatic and visually arresting 3D pointcloud. Through this process the artists explore the scanner as both a tool for ‘objective’ scientific measurement and a highly subjective imaging device. More on the exhibition and its opening times can be found here.

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