self portrait / clone | bert simons
self portrait / clone
In 2006, when the answer to my 'mid-life crisis' question 'what will remain of me?' came close to: ' ....nothing' I decided to clone myself to change the odds.
bert_simons_groot
bert_simons_groot
and the final portrait
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20060306_223127_800
Since real cloning unfortunatly still is forbidden I started making a paper replica of myself. here I am testing the precision of the first rough try-out
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20060330_132213b

Clone nr.1 and nr.2

I am quitte pleased with the result. It's nice to have myself around..I noticed I even talk to them. It is a good therapy too, they help a lot to accept myself.

Cloned all around the world.
Cloned all around the world.
I made the first clone of myself in 2006 but since many scientist around the world have studied the opensource blueprints and continuated cloning me. On this page the progress is documented.

Many thanks to everyone who offered so much time and patience  in meticulously cloning me.
build your own bert
build your own bert
Build your own Bert! Click on this link and save the pdf file to your computer. Print the 12 pages on thick (80 grams) paper and start making your own Bert..

At the moment my clones are spreading around the world.  There are many..and they have a plan..