by Katy Alexander in New Art on Thursday 7 June 2012

Louis Pratt employs the latest developments in new technology to produce artworks in various media, mainly focusing on sculpture and video art. Pratt always begins his work with organic data (such as real bodies or objects), then manipulates them within a computer: ‘I try to reference the synthesis, the relationship, between the organic world and the cyberworld’. For his latest work, Pratt had his entire body laser-scanned, then used digital 3D printers and renewable thermal plastics to bring his sculptures to life in the ‘real’ world.