"Poltergeist," detail (2000)

"Poltergeist," detail, 2000
Laser-fused polyamide powder, and wood, glass, and linen vitrine
Object: 4 x 4 x 8 inches
Vitrine: 22 x 22 x 24 inches
Edition of 3, AP of 2
Photo by Sheldon Collins
Courtesy the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

"I studied this scene [from the movie ‘Poltergiest’] for a while and figured out a way to reproduce that figure piece by piece, or that configuration piece by piece in a 3-D rendering program on the computer...That was what interested me about the process. Aside from the manual clicking and dragging of creating the computer model from the original source material of the movie screen to the finished object, it wasn't touched by human hands. And in the end this object arrived at the museum, packed in Styrofoam bubbles, as though by magic. An object made by machines, but in the way I look at it, made by a kind of ghost in the machine." - Paul Pfeiffer ...

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"I studied this scene [from the movie ‘Poltergiest’] for a while and figured out a way to reproduce that figure piece by piece, or that configuration piece by piece in a 3-D rendering program on the computer...That was what interested me about the process. Aside from the manual clicking and dragging of creating the computer model from the original source material of the movie screen to the finished object, it wasn't touched by human hands. And in the end this object arrived at the museum, packed in Styrofoam bubbles, as though by magic. An object made by machines, but in the way I look at it, made by a kind of ghost in the machine."

- Paul Pfeiffer

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