Every Mickey, 2015
Matthew Plummer-Fernandez

SLS polyamide, resin, paint
50 x 24 x 50 cm
Edition of 3
Photo: Gianmarco Bresadola

For Hard Copy, Matthew Plummer-Fernandez produced four 3D prints of popular cultural icons, remixed and distorted in a computer modelling program, alongside the sculpturesā€™ translations into .png image files. The polyamide figures suggest the strange futures of these familiar cartoons ā€“ whose images are reproduced widely on file-sharing sites ā€“ and stand as emblems for questions of copyright and participatory internet culture. Ā  The iconic outline of Mickey Mouse continues to be protected by Disney under the Copyright Extension Act despite being almost a century old. Every Mickey superimposes every 3D file of Mickey Mouse that Plummer-Fernandez could find online.

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