3d printed bioplastic, adhesive
10 x 10 x 8 feet
Echoviren is a simple shelter, a hermitage, a place of contemplation of the forest--of landscape, of the natural, and our relationship with these constructs. It focuses on the essence of the forest not as a natural system, but as a palimpsest. Echoviren exposes an ecosystem of dynamic natural and unnatural interventions: the interplay of man and nature moderated by technology over the centuries.
Entirely composed of 3D printed plant based PLA bio-plastic, the space will decompose naturally back into the forest in 30 to 50 years. As it weathers it will become a micro-habitat for insects, moss, and birds.
Created as part of the Project 387 Artist Residency.
Bryan Allen and Stephanie Smith of smith|allen studio.