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Break the Mould


7th September, 2013 @ 10:00 am
30th September, 2013 @ 5:00 pm


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Break the Mould is an interactive 3D printing installation created by digital agency Developing Dreams working with Brighton based Italian artist Emilia Telese.

PLEASE NOTE: We are now fully booked for the Brighton Digital Festival! You can still visit the installation and see a 3D body scanner and 3D printers in action, but unfortunately, we don’t have any spaces left to get people scanned and print little figures of them.

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Visitors are invited to walk into a 3D body scanner, a giant woman’s body, to get scanned and ‘give birth’ to a 3D printed small sculpture of themselves. Break the Mould will make its debut at the Brighton Maker Faire on 7 September and will be on tour during the Brighton Digital Festival:

  • Corn Exchange (7 September main exhibition)
  • Jubilee Library (9 – 22 September)
  • Clearleft at 68 Middle Street (24 – 29 September)
  • Mad Hatter Cafe (30 September – 4 October)

The installation will give people the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in this exciting, disruptive and empowering new technology.

Break the Mould is free to see, however, 3D scans and 3D prints are priced as follows to cover part of the costs of the installation: £20 per person, £35 per couple, and £45 per family (2 adults and 2 children).

Developing Dreams is working in partnership with technology wizards 3Dify; leading manufacturer of desktop 3D printers UltimakerFaberdashery, a supplier of high quality source materials and consultancy for 3D printing;  iMakr, the world’s largest 3D printing store in London; MCR print providing information panels and promotional materials for the installation, Nikki Gunson who created the giant willow sculpture, film maker Sarita Frit, and Sussex Fibreglass and Plastics.

The nice people at the FuseBox, run by WiredSussex, have agreed to help us out with sharing some of their great space temporarily, because that’s the one thing we are lacking in our office.

Break the Mould is also supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.