I See Supper, 2016

Cast aluminium, cooling system, marble base, 108 × 156 × 151 cm
Courtesy the artist

The model for Subodh Gupta’s I See Supper was installed in the artist’s studio, captured digitally, and the dataset handed over to the Kunstgiesserei. The individual parts—such as table, tablecloth, plates, utensils, cups, and napkins—were then printed with the 3D printer at the Kunstgiesserei St.Gallen and afterward infiltrated with wax. The prints impregnated with wax were melted out in the lost wax process. Since the artwork has to be conductive, it was cast in a special aluminum (pure aluminum). A cooling system that covers the surface of the entire table with a coating of frost was developed in cooperation with a specialist in cooling technology.