24 Mar 2016

Recreating ISIS destroyed art

From Nine To Noon, 9:40 am on 24 March 2016

When they captured the city of Mosul in Iraq Islamic State posted videos online of fighters smashing statues built by the Assyrian empire thousands of years ago. Morehshin Allahyari is an artist who's made it her mission to recreate them. Moreshin has with a keen interest in the 3D printing and one of her most recent projects is to use photographs of the destroyed statues to create replicas out of plastic. She's in New Zealand at the invitation of Auckland University of Technology to run workshops on the potential of 3D printing technology.