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Laser cutters are a key technology for making things.

Remember when people couldn't make their own videos, CDs or print out photos? Me neither (at least we try to forget). In many areas of media, the last century was quite the read-only culture where a few gatekeepers would sit on the means to produce everything. Not the best situation for creativity or for people with lots of cool ideas but no cash.

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Seven, multi-colored, exquisite pieces raise the art of snow globes to new heights, blending the latest digital techniques with the kind of conceptual twists we’re known for. Ligorano/Reese have integrated computerized laser cutting with an exacting commitment to craft.

Project Created: 
December 2002
 
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Installation View: Security Patterns installation

Security Patterns is a studio visit installation of recent laser cut work. These sculptures and drawings are made from old books laser cut with poignant words, and drawings made from industrial patterns, all of which explore transformations in technology and their relationships to evolutions (or devolutions) in economies. Some choice examples include: two display bookshelves with an ever growing collection of 130+ investment guide books and get-rich-quick books (e.g. "Weath is a Choice" or "Investing by the Stars") all laser engraved with the logos of failed FDIC Insured banks, A shrink wrapped bundle of 12 Yellow Pages that have been cut all the way through with the phrase "GOOGLE" and a dictionary with the phrase "OMG LOL" cut from its pages.

Project Created: 
October 2009
 
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