Copy Collection: Venus de Milo

Under the hashtag #venusdemilo more than 62.000 images can be found of Alexandros of Antioch’s sculpture Venus de Milo. These images are not only representing the original sculpture at Musée du Louvre in Paris, but also images of copies from all over the world; plaster replicas, souvenirs, small soap sculptures, large concrete copies, etc.

Through photogrammetry (a process mainly used for 3D scanning), these images merge together and forms a new original – a digital original. In the result, we can see our fragmented memory of Venus de Milo that we collectively build up on social media.

Material: PLA, latex & metal
Year: 2020

With support from the Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s working grant.

Selection of images from the hashtag #venusdemilo on Instagram

Images by Ewout Huibers, Mikaela Steby Stenfalk

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