Making Goddesses

Humboldt University, Berlin (2018)

Experimental workshop as part of the Replica Knowledge exhibition, curated by Felix Sattler.

“The so-called Snake Goddess figurines from Knossos, Crete, rank among the most spectacular archaeological finds from the Aegean Bronze Age. Almost unknown to the general public is the history of their reconstruction. 

Research by exhibition curator Anna Simandiraki-Grimshaw and Fay Stevens in the archives of the Ashmolean Museum brought to light the fine line between archaeological reconstruction and (male) imagination. Based on the ambivalent history of the Snake Goddesses’ reconstruction, replication and appropriation, the workshop aimed at exploring a contemporary perspective.

Museum replicas of the Goddesses were 3D-scanned, and an interdisciplinary team of the exhibition curators and 3D-artists attempted a deconstruction by virtual re-fragmentation of the figurines.”

With Felix Sattler, Anna Simandiraki-Grimshaw, Fay Stevens, and Jule Blumenthal.

Description of the project here

Image credits: Humboldt University, Berlin / Anna Simandiraki-Grimshaw and Fay Stevens.