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Dimension+, K11 open first digital fabrication lab in Hong Kong

by Peace Chiu on Apr 20, 2015 in Lifestyle
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The public can have a go at different digital fabrication techniques including 3D printing at Art.Fab.Lab

The public can have a go at different digital fabrication techniques including 3D printing at Art.Fab.Lab

Creative studio Dimension+ and K11 Art Mall are offering the public the opportunity to learn more about 3D printing and other digital fabrication techniques at Art.Fab.Lab — Hong Kong's first digital fabrication laboratory and exhibition space

While 3D printing has been around for decades, its usage has mostly been limited to the manufacturing and design industries. But with the interest in the technology growing rapidly, there are more and more companies bringing 3D printing to the masses.

Here is some good news for 3D printing buffs in Hong Kong: until 17 May 2015, Dimension+, a creative studio focusing on new media art and design, is holding Art.Fab.Lab, a pop-up digital fabrication laboratory and new media exhibition space at the K11 Art Mall.

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The public can have a go at making these cute wooden animal pieces at the laser cutting workshop at Art.Fab.Lab

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The public interest in 3D printing has been growing rapidly in recent years

Workshops will be held every day at Art.Fab.Lab to enable the public to have a go at different digital fabrication techniques, including 3D printing and laser cutting, to create 'Made in Hong Kong' products.

Here are some glimpses of what you can expect at the workshop:

Digital fabrication workshop at Art.Fab.Lab by Dimension+ and K11 from Perspective Global on Vimeo.

Also found in the pop-up space is an exhibition of works by 10 fabrication artists from Hong Kong, France, UK, Spain, Austria, Korea and Taiwan. Some of the artists will also be at the Art.Fab.Lab for special workshops and seminars.

"Professor Neil Gershenfeld of MIT said 'You can make (almost) anything!' when he talked about the Fab.Lab plan — this is a low-cost laboratory for people to make objects with digital and analogue tools,” says Keith Lam, co-organiser of the Art.Fab.Lab exhibition and founder of Dimension+. “From the hardware of digital fabrication to the space and how it turns into an artist’s workshop, as well as the process of an artist-in-lab making artwork and meeting different people… These elements all are part of the exhibition, an experience brought about by the age of digital fabrication."

Keith Lam

Keith Lam

Rebecca Woo, mall-in-charge of K11 Art Mall, says the Art.Fab.Lab project shares a dynamic and comprehensive picture of digital fabrication, in addition to the commonly used 3D printing and laser cutting. "In the first part of the exhibition, we tell people more about digital fabrication, while in the second part, you create your own artwork. In this open space, we unleash your creativity and turn it to art creation."

Eddy Hui and his artwork 12FPS

Eddy Hui and his artwork 12FPS

A turntable made with the help of laser cutting

A turntable made with the help of laser cutting

One of the artwork that the public can make at the workshops

One of the artworks that the public can make at the workshops

Details

Date: Now – 17 May 2015
Time: 12 noon – 10pm
Venue: B207, K11 Art Space, K11 Art Mall, 18 Hanoi Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

For more details on the schedule of the special events and the costs of the workshops, visit Lab by Dimension+'s Facebook or K11′s website, call Lab by Dimension+ at +852 3483 6225 or K11 at +852 3118 8070, or email Lab by Dimension+ at lab@dimensionplus.co or K11 at k11art@k11concepts.com.

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