Passage #01

Passage 01 - 3d printed vinyl wrapped posthuman vision by Baptiste Tavernier
130 x 80 x 7 cm
Polylactic acid, PETG, vinyl

Creation Process

Passage #01 holds the distinction of being the first artwork to officially bear this title, marking the beginning of what I hope will be a long series. As I am just beginning to explore vinyl wrapping as a medium, I opted for simplicity in my approach. Additionally, I needed to create something that could be easily wrapped and, if necessary, repaired later. Therefore, I decided to wrap each block individually instead of attempting to wrap the entire outer ring in one go.

I also experimented with the concept of leaving certain 3D-printed blocks bare, aiming to create a contrast between the shiny vinyl surfaces and the rougher PLA textures. The initial results have been encouraging, to say the least.

Doors, Gates, Passages
Multifaceted symbols of opportunities, transformations, and mysteries.
For ages,
A path to life, a path to death, to the unknown.

Doors as boundaries, yet passages are the way.
“Stop!” the gatekeepers will say.
Guardians of secrets, of our integrity at times.

It is up to you; your choice to follow…
Consequences are yours to bear.

Block the light, block the darkness, or let it all through at once!
Dreams or nightmares—what lies at the end of the corridor?

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