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71 www.hplusmagazine.com Sophie Barrett-Kahn peers through her DIY scanner, darkly. For the past six years Sophie has been experimenting with 3D scanning devices. After receiving an Art degree from Goldsmiths College in London, she worked as an photographer, producing images of an architectural nature. Subsequently she returned to school at RMIT University in Australia to enroll in their Spatial Information Architecture program. At this time RMIT was involved in a study of Antoni Gaudí's Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. This was Sophie's first experience using a 3D scanner. After departing RMIT she constructed her own DIY laser scanner at home. Last year The Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center in Troy, New York, awarded her, together with choreographer Lisa Parra, a 2008 EMPAC Dance Movies Commission. Their entry, a 3D laser captured stop motion dance short, will premier there in November. The exhibit will then travel in 2010. I recently had the opportunity to meet with Sophie at the Smooch Cafe in Brooklyn and speak to her about her work. by Chris Grayson frames from the forthcoming movie, Body/traces 6:40 min. stop motion video short, scanned with home-made 3D scanner (choreography by Lisa Parra)

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