The 3D Additivist Cookbook

The 3D Additivist Cookbook

Morehshin Allahyari & Daniel Rourke – The 3D Additivist Cookbook
Morehshin Allahyari & Daniel Rourke – The 3D Additivist Cookbook

3D PDF publication, 3D prints
Courtesy: Morehshin Allahyari & Daniel Rourke

With The 3D Additivist Cookbook Morehshin Allahyari and Daniel Rourke created a handbook that brings together radical projects from over a hundred artists, activists, and theoreticians. Modeled on William Powell’s Anarchist Cookbook (1969) it includes speculative texts, plans, templates, (im)practical designs, and methodologies for life in highly paradoxical times. Three of these works have been realized as 3D prints for the “alien matter” exhibition. Just as Morehshin Allahyari and Daniel Rourke’s 3D Additivist Manifesto (2015), which served as a worldwide call for submissions to The 3D Additivist Cookbook, the project is intended as an exploration of 3D printing for its revolutionary potential. The intention is to transform 3D printing into a tool for emancipation and activism, beyond the hype around DIY practices and maker culture, and simultaneously help develop speculative, provocative, and strange ideas between art, technology, and science.

Featuring the following artworks: 

Joey Holder, The Evolution of the Spermalege, 2016
A series of interspecific sexual organs designed using insect genitalia as prototypes.

Kuang-Yi Ku, The Fellatio Modification Project, 2015
Physical modifications intended to increase sexual pleasure during oral sex.

Ami Drach (1963-2012) & Dov Ganchrow, Man Made, 2014
A contemporary adaptation of a prehistoric hand axe, emphasizing a particular function of the fundamentally multi-functional tool.