CLICK. PRINT. SHOOT


CLICK. PRINT. SHOOT

Ståle Stenslie

Exhibition period
Gallery TM51 (Thorvald Meyersgate 51) 9.08.2013 – 18.08.2013

The exhibition shows a performative production of functional plastic weapons, produced by the new desktop generation of 3D printers. This physical manifestation sheds a critical light on the weapon, terror and defense debate of today. This contemporary art piece goes beyond the symbols of the canvas and pulls out a scream of anxiety, suffering and death using production technological methods. 

New technologies forces new thoughts upon us. We have gotten used to the possibilities of smartphones and social media, the surveillance and terror of drone technology - and now the 3D printer. It holds the size of your espresso machine, and is as easy to use and cheaper than a laptop. You can now print a weapon in your own kitchen, having the choice of a gun or a cappuccino for breakfast. This is no utopia. The technology and free downloads of functional, digital weapons are available online to every teenager.