|When||24 Jul 2015 - 17 Sep 2015|
117 Beekman Street
New York, NY 10038
Opening: Friday, July 24, 6-8pm
“Our bodies are our primary interfaces for the world… [Wearables] sit close to your skin, inhabit your clothing, and sometimes even start to feel like part of you.” – Kate Hartman, Director of the Social Body Lab, from her book Make: Wearable Electronics.
Eyebeam’s first exhibition at The Seaport features garments developed by multidisciplinary teams using a combination of new techniques and traditional craft. Many of the artists, technologists and designers involved have found novel ways to externalize our inner feelings. Their work will help shape a future in which our deepest selves can be worn on the surface of our bodies.
The exhibition includes work by Bo Kyung Byun, Ben Cramer, Billy Dang, Andrea van Hintum, May-Li Khoe, Danielle Martin, Hillary Sampliner, Cici Wu, and Jamie Sherman (Intel) in collaboration with the Social Body Lab (Kate Hartman, Jackson McConnell, Hillary Predko, Boris Kourtoukov, Izzie Colpitts-Campbell, Erin Lewis, Rickee Charbonneau, and Alexis Knipping).
Critically engaging with wearable technology, Making Patterns is part of Eyebeam’s Computational Fashion initiative, which includes fellowships and master classes (organized in partnership with Shapeways). The exhibiting artists’ work spans disciplines with technical processes such as 3D printing, soft circuitry, embedded electronics and bio-sensing. The resulting patterns can change our relations to our bodies and each other.
Computational Fashion is an Eyebeam initiative bringing together artists, fashion designers, scientists, and technologists to explore emerging ideas and develop new work at the intersection of fashion and technology.
Photo courtesy of the organiser/s
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