Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams – ‘Human IS’
Polystyrene Sculpting & Hotwiring.
A hot-wire foam cutter is a tool used to cut polystyrene foam and similar materials.
The device consists of a thin, taut metal wire, often made of nichrome or stainless steel, or a thicker wire preformed into a desired shape, which is heated via electrical resistance to approximately 200°C.
As the wire is passed through the material to be cut, the heat from the wire vaporises the material just in advance of contact.
The depth of the cut is limited only by the wire length. Width of cut is limited by throat, if any.
Polyurethane Resin / Foam Spraying.
The system of 2-part poly spraying has traditionally been used to insulate large areas – e.g industrial unit walls & roof spaces.
Similar to a can of expanding foam but delivered on an industrial scale.
It can also be used to coat surfaces to make them waterproof and is used for underwater storage units & to inhibit moisture intrusion on a range of structures – roofs, walls, walkways.
All products used have Class 1 Fire Resistance.
Detailing & Finishing.
Surface finishes for sculpture can be either natural—bringing the material of the sculpture itself to a finish—or applied. Almost all applied surface finishes preserve as well as decorate.
Poly Sculpture & Foam/Resin Spraying to produce set’s for Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams – Episode ‘Human is’.
Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams is a sci-fi anthology series of ten epic, ambitious and moving standalone episodes, each set in a different and unique world – some which lie in the far reaches of the universe and time and others which are much, much closer to home. While the stories may be worlds apart, central to each is the poignant and warm exploration of the importance and significance of humanity.
Each episode is inspired by one of Philip K. Dick’s renowned shorts stories and has been adapted by an exciting list of leading British and American writers and directors. The series also features an all-star roster of cast who head up this thrilling, audacious and emotional journey into the far reaches of imagination.
Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams will air on Channel 4 in September