Future Retrieval is the contemporary art studio collaboration of Guy Michael Davis and Katie Parker founded in 2008. The pieces created utilize three-dimensional scanning and digital manufacturing.
The designs are based on found forms that are molded and constructed in porcelain, mimicking the history of decorative arts and design. Their process addresses the conceptualization, discovery, and acquisition of form, to make content-loaded sculptures that reference design and are held together by craft. They incorporate an interdisciplinary approach to our work, striving to make influential historic objects relevant to today.
The artists use three-dimensional scanning processes to capture historic busts and sculptures around the country for retranslation.
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Using photogrammetry, the art and science of making and recording measurements from photographs, they are able to fully document and bring iconic sculptures into a digital environment. The artists then have the ability to print, scale, and model their own versions in porcelain. Similar to how museums allow artists to sketch and paint on site, they are creating their own copies of the original, while letting the photographic process inform the work.
They incorporate an interdisciplinary approach to their work, striving to make influential historic objects relevant to today. Katie Parker is an Assistant Professor of Art and Guy Michael Davis is an Annualized Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Cincinnati. They both received their MFA from The Ohio State University and BFA from Kansas City Art Institute, MO. Their work is held in numerous collections.
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