Copy Collection of Venus de Milo

Under the hashtag #venusdemilo tens of thousands of 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), a selection of 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
Displays: Berg Gallery (2023), Galleri Gerlesborg (2020) & FP Satellite in Amsterdam (2020)

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

Images by Ewout Huibers, Per Englund, Patric Johnson & Mikaela Steby Stenfalk
© Mikaela Steby Stenfalk