Phoebe Hui
3D Printed Drawbot

We helped artist Phoebe Hui 3D print moon-textured parts for her Selena drawbot on display in The Moon Is Leaving Us exhibition commissioned by Audemars Piguet and curated by Ying Kwok. The exhibition is now on at Tai Kwun in the Duplex Studio from 25 April - 23 May 2021.

MetaObjects assisted with 3D modelling and applying a moon texture to the parts to ensure they would be functional. The parts were then printed using a multijet fusion powder printing process in charcoal black (the true colour of the moon). The exhibition explores representations of the moon through polarised lenses and a large-scale installation called Selenite, providing a poetic reflection on the fact the moon is actually moving (however very slowly) away from the Earth.

About the artist

Phoebe Hui (許方華) is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher primarily working in the relationship between language, sound and technology. Her recent projects increasingly rely on interdisciplinary ideas drawn from the philosophy of science, system aesthetics and the concept of indeterminacy.

Hui received her MFA at UCLA Design Media Art, Los Angeles, her MA in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, and her BA in Creative Media from City University of Hong Kong. She is the recipient of a number of grants and awards, including HKETO Yale-China Art Fellowship, Hong Kong Art Development Council Young Artist Award (Media Art), Asian Cultural Council Altius Fellowship, Bloomberg Emerging Artist Award, Asian Cultural Council United States-Japan Arts Program Research Fellowship, Hong Kong Art Development Council Art Scholarship, Hong Kong Design Association Design Student Scholarship, among others.

She has presented her research-based art practice and papers globally at venues including Ars Electronica, ISEA, the MIT Media Lab, Asian Contemporary Art Week, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the International Festival of Arts and Ideas.