Shrink me Down, I’m Going Out

Graduation project, Gerrit Rietveld Academie 2022

3D-printed PLA and TPC, polyurethane, epoxy, ribbons
At the crossroads of reality and fantasy, Shrink me down, I’m going out captures a moment of transformation that is shared between the Young-Girl and the princesses she grew up watching on TV. Preparing her for her grand reveal, song birds carry her new outfit through the window. As she drinks a beer in front of her only mirror, her favorite pair of underwear is drying on a hanger.
Using digital 3d-modeling as a direct manifestation of the freedom of one’s imagination, these objects carry a toy-like quality when translated into reality.

The digital realm is unbothered by laws of physics and human touch. A tension is created between the dreamed mise en scenes and the inherent limitations of their materialization.