Souvenirs (Corcovado)

Gabriel Menotti (Brazil)

A collection of small plastic figurines of Christ the Redeemer, the iconic statue in Rio, Brazil, in the guise of tourist souvenirs. The 3D printed figurines were made from the many electronic traces of the real monument – found videos or promotional footage – processed using 3D scanning software. The operation mimics the digitization of cultural heritage for the purpose of documentation and preservation, yet it results in models unlike the original. Computer algorithms were misled by their own fidelity to the available information.


Part of the group exhibition Future Artefacts




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