Transposing a Form explores interactions between Indigenous craft, additive manufacturing, and material research in 3D printing with martian clay. Rovers and intelligent machines are the next interpreter or mediator in the language of forms, as well as coiling—an ancient technique used in pottery to build forms by stacking coils taken from the soil. In terms of a 3D-printed ceramic language, computational coiling creates ceramic forms that speak in anticipation of future vessel shapes and the syntax of process possibilities made with new materials. Vessels are gateways, exit and entrance points between space and time.
ceramic 3D print of MMS-2 Enhanced Mars Simulant, bentonite clay, aluminum-based glaze, 2020