In Object 12 [Cochlea] - a mild steel screw-based display module contains a 3D print of the human Cochlea, the part of the inner ear involved in hearing. Cochlea derives from Ancient Greek κοχλίας (kōhlias), meaning 'spiral, snail shell’. The heart of the spiral contains the Organ of Corti - the sensory organ which converts auditory signals to electro-chemical impulses to be interpreted by the brain. The 3D file that was used was converted from an MRI scan and was printed on a gypsum based 3D printer, at a roughly 10x life size scale.
Victor Seaward (b. 1988) is a recent graduate of the Royal College of Art and lives and works in London. One of the key aspects of his practice is centred around the agency of objects and modes of display. Objects from disparate socio-economic-biologic contexts are often arranged together as a way of investigating authorship, commodity, materiality, and production. Technological manufacture in the form of 3D printing is a key aspect to these works – with the prints almost acting as three-dimensional facsimiles art historical tropes or biological entities. Recent exhibitions include To The Core, White Crypt, London; The Metallurgical Ouroboros, Gossamer Fog, London; Arc, Curated by Kris Day, Herrick Gallery, London; Les Mains Dans Les Poches, Pierre Poumet, Bordeuax; Spring Syllabus, J Hammond Projects, London