Liberator Vases (2016)

The Liberator vases are a series of vases composed of 3D prints of the open source Liberator gun, the first 3D modeled, open source handgun made available for download online, utilizing torrent sites. The Liberator gun is multiplied and parametrically modeled to form a recognizable classic vase.

The guns are thus deformed, clustered and turned useless, in a way that points to the subversive power of appropriation and creativity but also attempts to morph the gun into an artifact of the network itself. Made in collaboration with Martin Zangerl and Stefan Hechenberger in commission from MU Eindhoven, NL and HeK Basel, CH.