7.8.12

Blurring skins + bodies

A couple of interesting works I've come across of late...


Imme van der Haak is a graduate of both the Royal College of Art (London) and Artez (Arnhem, the Netherlands). Beyond the Body, in her own words, is about: 


'A perception of appearance and identity
My work focuses on altering the human form by affecting its figure with just one simple intervention. Photos of the human body are printed onto translucent silk which will create the possibility of physically layering different bodies, ages, generations and identities.
In a dance performance, the moving body manipulates the fabric so the body and the silk become one, distorting our perception or revealing a completely new physical form. The movement then brings this to life.
Beyond the Body brings into being an ambiguous image that intrigues, astonishes or sometimes even disturbs.'


Studio NminusOne have designed a mannequin that emits the scent of people sitting in an adjacent, attached chair. Why? The Hu-Mannequin allows for a new relationship between people and clothing, by engaging the olfactory sense and luring shoppers toward their familiar odour being channelled through nearby clothes. 



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