Life Casting : en
WWW Virtual Library --- Life Casting
This VL lists web resources on the moulding and the production of artistic casts of the body, almost invariably the human body.
Body casting is probably a better descriptive term, not least because it then includes 'death masks' and other post mortem castings. The term is though used in other contexts, not least in relation to car/automobile bodies.
Life casting (or lifecasting) had the advantage of limiting the term to a living being and excluding 'bodies' created in engineering. However, the term is now widely used for a form of video self-documentary …
In French, it is moulage du corps and in German Körperabformung.
Broader categories :
- Association of Lifecasters International (ALI)
- Includes a gallery of works, a directory of members, a discussion forum, ….
- Deutsche Vereinigung der Körperabformer (DeVeK)
- The German association of lifecasters. As of summer 2014, their website seems to be 'down'. Any news appreciated.
- Cynthia Plaster Caster
- An account of casting … muscians' manhoods.
- Early Lifecasting
- Dan Spector-s collection of annotated quotations from Millar's 1920 Plastering - Plain and Decorative.
- Historic Development of Life Casting
- A detailed account, also covering ancient works.
- Nineteenth cenyury lifecasting
- Photograph of Edouard Joseph Danton's (1848-1897), 1887, painting of a lifecasting studio Moulding from Life, plus various other paintings of the same era.
For further details see also the ALI page on the same work.
- Second Skin : Life Casting in the 19th Century
- Several pages produced for the Musée d'Orsay's 2001-2002 exhibition.
Instructors / courses
- ALI Certified Lifecasting Instructors.
- A listing of instructors certified by ALI with links to the workshops they offer.
(This section is under construction.)
- ArtMolds Journal
- Available in digital and print versions.
- Body Casting Manual
- Olivier Duhamel's book available in print or electronically.
Also available in French : Manuel de moulage corporel.
- ALI Forum
- A forum by the Association of Lifecasters International.
- Lifecasters Forum
- A forum offered by Environ Molds.
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