Oliver Laric’s videos, sculptures and installations look at the productive potential of the copy, the bootleg, and the remix, and examine their role in the formation of both historic and contemporary image cultures.

Straddling the liminal spaces between the past and the present, the authentic and the inauthentic, the original and its subsequent reflections and reconfigurations, Laric’s work collapses categories and blurs boundaries in a manner that calls into question their very existence.

For Liverpool Biennial 2016, Laric’s 3-D scans of sculptures from Liverpool’s Walker Art Gallery include work by John Gibson (1790–1866), who actively oversaw reproductions of his work in the form of statuettes, cameos and prints. 3-D prints of these scans exist across the Biennial, and data from the scans can be accessed, free, at www.threedscans.com.

His solo exhibitions have been shown at venues such as CCA, Tel Aviv, Israel (2015); Austrian Cultural Forum, London, UK (2015); Tanya Leighton, Berlin, Germany (2014); and ENTRÉE, Bergen, Norway (2014). He has been involved in numerous group exhibitions in venues such as Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia (2015);Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, USA (2015); and Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China (2014).

Oliver Laric at Liverpool Biennial 2016

Sleeping Shepherd Boy, 2016
3D printed models
Commissioned by Liverpool Biennial
Exhibited at Cains Brewery, ABC Cinema and the Oratory

Various 3D scans of sculptures
Exhibited online at www.threedscans.com