12th variation

I find myself questioning the prevailing reliance on the unwavering precision and consistency of digital processes within our society. Consequently, I engage in deliberate experimentation with the errors inherent to 3D printers, resulting in unforeseen and non-repeatable outcomes.

I provided my printer with a misaligned drawing, using different Z heights. The absence of a sensor meant the machine had no guidance, except for the given commands. It seemed to be ‘printing in thin air’ until a precarious stack of material had accumulated. This may sound implausible, as it demanded control over mass distribution to prevent structural sinking or deformation during the process, it ultimately resulted in a body of work. However, it came at the cost of significant loss of notations.