The starting point for this artwork was a ceramic object we found in 2020. We documented it and sent it to an archaeologist for examination, who dated it to 400 B.C. and told us what it has been used for. With this new knowledge, we started to interact with the piece differently than before. Based on the information we gained, we used photogrammetry technology* to create three new shapes in collaboration with a software that tried to build the original purpose and shape of the artifact. Through this approach, we investigated the leading role that archeology and archives play in historical narratives, where the line between real and fictional overlaps.
*the technology of obtaining reliable information about physical objects through the process of recording, measuring and interpreting photographic images.
Collaboration with Emma Sandström, as part of the duo Emma & Conti
Photogrammetry, inkjet prints, wooden crates
Faux Pas, Gothenburg, SE, 2021
Northern Photographic Centre, Oulu, FI, 2022 (photo credits Dan Mariner)
Atelier NOUA, Bodø, NO, 2022-2023 (photo credits Dan Mariner)