Eat These Sculptures: Google and Kit Kat Host Exhibit of 3D Printed Chocolate Art

Brand Hosts "Chocnology" Show for Android Kit Kat Release in South Africa

Published On
Nov 05, 2013

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To mark the forthcoming release of Android's latest OS, Android Kit Kat, Kit Kat South Africa decided to go digital itself. Together with Google and digital agency Native VML, the Nestle-owned brand is hosting, "Chocnology," an exhibition of 3D-printed chocolate sculptures, created by South African artists.

The show bills itself as the intersection of chocolate and technology. All the designs were created using the Android OS and online 3D modelling tools. To produce the artwork, a 3D printer that traditionally uses a plastic-based filament was manipulated to use chocolate as its raw material, allowing the creation of intricate, three-dimensional sculptures. The artists include tech analyst Liron Segev, Dale Halvorsen's illustration alter-ego, Joey Hi-Fi, Studio Muti's Mine Jonker, and artists from Am I Collective, and Orijin.

The artworks can be seen for the first time at the Museum Of African Design (MOAD) in Johannesburg's Maboneng Precinct on Thursday 7 November, and will remain open to the public until Sunday, 10 November 2013. Fans can follow the gallery opening and tweet their own experiences at @KitKatSA using #Chocnology.