Body Extension

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Tom Forkin
2008
Description

I made a traditional mold of my hand and cast it in plaster. Then, I photographed the cast, uploaded the photo to the internet, destroyed the cast, and deleted the photo from my computer, making an extension of my body that exists only online.

Rhizome staff
2021

The result of a sculpture assignment. The assignment outlined a work that was an extension of your own body that is made of plaster. My answer to the assignment came in the form of making a traditional mold of my hand and casting it in plaster. Then photographing the cast uploading the photo to the internet then destroying the cast and deleting the photo from my computer. Thereby making an extension of my body into the internet that only exists on the internet.

Tom Forkin
22 February 2008
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2008
open submission
22 February 2008
Tom Forkin