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3D printing as a tool for creative solutions in visual arts – contexts

Published 03 Mar 2022
 konferencji międzynarodowej: INTERAKCJA I KREACJA,


Art and science can be seen as complementary methods of interpreting the world, and in their mutual relations they can also serve as a cognitive tool. Artistic pursuits at the crossroads of various scientific disciplines, and often in cooperation with representatives of technical, natural, social and human sciences, touch upon problems related to the challenges of modern civilization. Contemporary art often has a mediating character – between scientific investigation, an experiment generated by new technologies, and social reception and adaptation. Creative use of technical media, when dealing with an artistic process of investigative nature, has an impact on expanding the boundaries of human perception, experience, and knowledge.

The starting point for this conference’s considerations is the growing use of 3D printing technology
in artistic practice. Artists quickly adapt the newly emerging possibilities by using them directly or by modifying the tool – then, the field of the experiment can lie in either machine, or matter, or software. Artists from various fields of fine arts resort to 3D printing technology. Oftentimes this very method, creatively used by the artist, is the best solution in research projects of significant practical importance.

One of the aspects related to the digital recording of a work is its authenticity and unambiguous
attribution of the author’s copyrights, coupled with the possibility of accessing the work on the Internet,
displaying and collecting it in either the digital format or, after printing, in the analogue format. Property
rights require similar unambiguity. The option of ending the process of the work’s creation at the digital stage, without affecting the potential analogue effect (because, ultimately, the work may or may not be materialized) is of great importance in the context of an ecological approach to the creation and circulation of art, and it also has an ethical dimension. The aspect of production and overproduction is also increasingly discussed in the circles of experts dealing with contemporary art.

Communication methods: on-line, MS Teams platform
Conference languages: English, Polish
Accompanying event: Post-conference exhibition, June 2022 / Publication: Post-conference monograph
Partners: ARTEÏA, CadXpert | Systemy Druku 3D
Conference date: 26–27 April 2022
Deadline for submissions (bio, abstract): 11 March 2022
Deadline for submitting post-conference papers for review: 15 June 2022
Acceptance of works for the exhibition: 16 –31 May 2022

Please send all the abovementioned materials in English (Polish participants: in English and in Polish) via email to:

Materials, informations to be submitted by 11 March 2022:

  • name and surname, academic title
  • e-mail address (for the organisers’ use only)
  • short bio (maximum 1500 characters with spaces)
  • title of the presentation
  • abstract (maximum 2000 characters with spaces)
  • keywords (6 maximum)
  • additional files (these will only be accepted in PDF format via wetransfer, up to 1 GB; if you wish to
  • submit audio or video material, you must send a link to the website where these are hosted).

Your email message should contain the following statements:

  1. Hereby I give consent for my personal date to be processed by the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław for the purpose of implementing the conference INTERACTION AND CREATION, 2022 edition.
  2. Hereby I consent to the use and dissemination of the materials I have sent, by the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław, for the needs of promoting and implementing the conference INTERACTION AND CREATION, 2022 edition.
  3. The said consent is not limited in time or territory.
  4. The said consent covers all manner (and all formats) of publications.
  5. I hereby waive all claims, including remuneration claims (present and future) in connection with the use of the sent materials for the needs as stated herein.

Please submit your works (16-31 May 2022) for the exhibition (June 2022) to the following address:
The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław
(Akademia Sztuk Pięknych im. Eugeniusza Gepperta we Wrocławiu)
Katedra Mediacji Sztuki (CSU, s. 409)
ul. Traugutta 19/21, 50-416 Wrocław, Poland

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