::: THE BODY :::

Extension: Amplification: Deconstruction

Example :

Stopkontakt by Boutiquevizique

Material: conductive paint
Concept:
Its interface consists of several ‘electron’ and ‘proton’ shaped cartoon like characters, spread out in the space. These ‘contact points’ invite you to close several electrical circuits, using your body as a conductor between them. Once a connection (= Kontakt) is made it results in a physical and/or auditive output. For example: a record player starts to play a few good old tunes, a light get turned on, drops of water start falling from the ceiling and make a sound, …

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Captain Electric by XS lab
It is a collection of three electronic garments that both passively harness energy from the body and actively allow for power generation by the user. Reflecting fashion’s historic relationship between discomfort and style, the dresses restrict and reshape the body in order to produce sufficient energy to fuel themselves and actuate light and sound events on the body.

Link to project

Link to XS lab’s website

:::SURFACE:::

from unit to mass

Example :

Electronic wallpaper display by Blumen

Materials: electrical circuit using electroluminescent inks.
Concept:
This wallpaper has an intricate botanical pattern that would work on its own, but this pattern isn’t made with ink. the wallpaper gets its colour from electrical circuits using electroluminescent technology. because of this hidden technology the ‘blumen’ wallpaper is able to light up in an array of patterns. these patterns are generated with influence from the space the panels are installed in and the software installed inside.

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:::INNER AND OUTER SPACES:::

The imaginary: narrative: The real: documenting the senses

Example :

Novel architecture by Jie Qi

Materials: conductive paint,conductive fabric and copper tape
Concept:
Inspired by origami, the folding mechanism in the walls and roof uses a series of angled pleats, which are mirrored on a smaller scale throughout the book. As you tug on a string of beads leading from one flower, the rest come to life moving like puppets using a series of strings attached to motors. The mural itself is drawn using conductive fabric and copper tape, which serve both as expressive and functioning traces within the circuit. Electronic components are also openly displayed and emphasized to explain the electronic workings behind the mural.


novel architecture from Jie Qi on Vimeo.

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:::NETWORKS:::

Connections: disconnections: rules of systems

Example :

[3:2] in progress by Francine Leclercq

Materials: thermochromic ink
Concept:
The installation consists of hundreds cells measuring 3 x 2 inches each; the photographic 3:2 aspect ratio now adopted for the LCD screens of our digital devices such as cameras, i-phones and the likes has become our new format of perception. The scenario evokes the image of a vaporized display of memories scattered about like gas particles in suspense, fully liberated from the captivity of their once fleshy bunker, the body. A coat of thermochromic ink is applied to cells, causing a nuance such that they may be perceived as an opaque monochrome, a blur or transparent where the underlying image is fully visible depending on temperature and location, the proximity of bodies and heat exchange. It is an experiment whereby art is the moment of a mutual dependency fermented by an active participation of the senses.

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:::OBJECTS OF COMFORT AND DISCOMFORT:::

Hybrid object, imaginary object, a product for humans

Example :

+/- Hot Plate by Ami Drach and Dov Ganchrow

Material: conductive silkscreen printed
Concept:
They silk-screened gold or Amorphic Metal films onto ceramic plates. If you connect the to an electric source, the current will run through the pattern on the plate and keep the food warm.

More info here


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