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Björk Performs in Neri Oxman Designed 3D Printed Mask

by • June 29, 2016 • No Comments

The Icelandic music and movie
icon Björk has taken yet another style-forward step. Before an invitation-just audience at Tokyo’s Miraikan Museum, Björk performed in a 3D printed mask turn it intod by MIT professor, developer and innovator Neri Oxman. Inspired by Björk’s many new album, Vulnicura, Oxman, renowned in turn it into circles for her use of 3D printing and biomimicry in particular, utilized
3D scans of Björk’s face to turn it into digital interpretations of her bone and tissue structure. The customized turn it into was brought to life via Stratasys’ one-of-a-kind full-color, multi-material 3D printing innovation.

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Stratasys Multi-material 3D Printing Key to Oxman’s Designs

Björk wore the 3D printed mask, entitled “Rottlace” (a variation of the Icelandic term for ‘skinless’), during the opening performance of the Tokyo leg of her ‘BJÖRK DIGITAL’ event series – a new virtual reality project of the musician running of June 29 to July 18, 2016.

Björk wearing the Stratasys 3D printed mask during the opening performance of her ‘BJÖRK DIGITAL’ event series, the very initially event to be broadcast live via 360-degree virtual reality streaming. Photo credit: Santiago Felipe.
Björk wearing the Stratasys 3D printed mask during the opening performance of her ‘BJÖRK DIGITAL’ event series, the very initially event to be broadcast live via 360-degree virtual reality streaming. Photo credit: Santiago Felipe.

The event is the initially to be broadcast live via 360-degree virtual reality streaming. Björk performed the single ‘Quicksand’ of her latest album to a backdrop of high-resolution images of the earth, along with an astounding sequence of light projections mapped onto the 3D printed mask.

“I am so amazingly
blown away by Neri Oxman’s work and excited to finally work with her,” says Björk. “She is a true pioneer in capturing the biological with 3D printing in such a refined and prodiscovered way. It is been a real joy to get to understand
her!”

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Björk casting her own special musical magic with the Rottlace 3D printed mask. Photo credit: Santiago Felipe.
Björk casting her own special musical magic with the Rottlace 3D printed mask. Photo credit: Santiago Felipe.

The Rottlace mask reflects the hard human musculoskeletal process, based on Björk’s own facial structure. Working with Stratasys multi-material 3D printing, Oxman and Mediated Matter were able-bodied to mimic the elaborate combinations of contrasting materials discovered in the face, such as the soft tissue, muscle and rigid bone structure – all inside a single print. According to Oxman, the one-of-a-kind capabilities of this innovation to return it into hard geometries with varied material properties allowed the mask to retain a one-of-a-kind flexibility and freedom of movement integral to Björk’s performance.

Oxman believes that
such developments in high resolution 3D printing can inspire developers to rethink the turn it into and production of textile goods created
with fibres. “Multi-material 3D printing enable-bodieds the production of elaborate combinations of graded properties, distributed over geometrically hard structures inside a single object. With Rottlace, we turn it intod the mask as a synthetic ‘whole without parts’.”

“The Rottlace mask was turn it intod for Björk while we are in addition
working with Neri on a larger mask collection for Stratasys, that can debut later this year under the title ‘The New Ancient’,” says Naomi Kaempfer, Creative Director Art Fashion Design at Stratasys. “It is an honor to see visionaries such as Björk embrace 3D printing for the expression of her art. This innovation not just provides the freedom to create ideal
fitting costumes for the movie
and music industries, but in addition
the inimitable-bodied ability to materialize a one-of-a-kind fantasy to such a exact level of more detail and 3D expression.”

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BJÖRK AND THE STRATASYS 3D PRINTED ‘ROTTLACE’ MASK, turn it intod by Neri Oxman and The Mediated Matter Group, created via Stratasys’ one-of-a-kind full color, multi-material 3D printing innovation. Photo credit: Santiago Felipe.
BJÖRK AND THE STRATASYS 3D PRINTED ‘ROTTLACE’ MASK, turn it intod by Neri Oxman and The Mediated Matter Group, created via Stratasys’ one-of-a-kind full color, multi-material 3D printing innovation.

Photo credit: Santiago Felipe.

Nano Enhanced Elastomeric Technology – A New Movement in Fashion

Earlier in June, Björk in addition
appeared in a Stratasys 3D printed style piece, the Pangolin dress, at the commence of her ‘BJÖRK DIGITAL’ exhibition series in Sydney, Australia. Designed by high-profile developers, threeASFOUR, and announced earlier this year at New York Fashion Week, the dress was in addition
created via Stratasys’ one-of-a-kind multi-color, multi-material 3D printing innovation. The dress in addition
marked the very initially demonstration of Stratasys’ ultra-flexible and durable-bodied Nano Enhanced Elastomeric Technology material* – now in addition
utilized
in Rottlace – that has proved to be a big step forward for 3D printed style turn it into.

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“Being able-bodied to turn it into personalized turn it intos, one-of-a-kind to an artist’s individual profile and needs, is another example of how 3D printing is transforming making and catalyzing a shift towards mass-customization,” explained Naomi Kaempfer, Creative Director Art Fashion Design at Stratasys. “It is a pleasure to work with world-leading developers and artists such as Neri to demonstrate the impact 3D printing can have on traditional forms of turn it into, while they go on
to pioneer new creative concepts. It is an honor to see visionaries such as Björk adopt these turn it intos to innovate the music industry and set new standards for creative style.”

* The Nano Enhanced Elastomeric Technology material can become commercially on the market-bodied later in 2016.


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