Sin título (modelo matemático), 2014

Photo: Elodie Grethen, 2019

3D print with PLA
22.5 x 10 x 11 cm


3D printed made of PLA, a biodegradable plastic derived from cornstarch, mathematical models are used for the creation of different future scenarios. The business community uses them as tools for planning trading strategies and to determine or influence the market. High-complexity models are almost impossible to read by anyone who has not constructed them. They are configured with the available information, a lot of which cannot be translated to mathematical equations, which is why the models are constructed using intuitive approximations. Believing in the results of mathematical models involves an act of faith. The lack of transparency in the interpretation of these models makes them highly vulnerable to manipulation.

This piece was produced in collaboration with the scientist Tamara Ben Ari. Departing from her modeled data on the quantity of food available in the world, a 3D visualization has been generated, from which the same proportion of food destined for the production of animal feed, biodiesel, or plastics such as PLA  is extracted.

The 3D modeling work was executed by sisters Marina and Lucía Fernández Ramos. The printing work by Los Hacedores.


Group show: Remedios
Venue: C3A Centro de Creación Contemporánea de Andalucía, Córdoba
Curator: Daniela Zyman
Exhibition 14 April 2023 -  March 2024

Born in Aranda de Duero, Burgos, Spain, in 1979. Lives in Spain.