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BioWear Project Exhibited at Coded Couture

BioWear Project Exhibited at Coded Couture

Event Details

02/12/2016
to 04/28/2016

Pratt Manhattan Gallery, NY / Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KA / Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, MA / CAM I Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC / Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts, Melbourne, FL

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For details of the full Gallery tour, visit the Pratt website here.

Duggan and Fox continue

As discussed by curators Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox, of c2 – curatorsquared, “We are witnessing a period of intense experimentation with technology in fashion. No longer a tech insider term for computer programming, ‘coding’ is now in widespread use as both noun and verb.  While the term coding connotes the new and the now, the word ‘couture’ is undeniably tied to the past and to a sense of reverence.  Fashion that exists in the uncharted space between these two worlds is what arrests our attention.  Fashion that is neither fully populist nor 100% exclusive and precious, but is instead an unlikely merger of these two polarities; a design approach to customization that is sympathetic to the allure of haute couture, but with a methodology rooted in coding: this is where we locate Coded Couture.”

Duggan and Fox continue: “For New York based designer, Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman, customization becomes an outward translation of the wearer’s emotions as measured through changes in their heart rate.  When one becomes excited, scared or anxious, for example, one’s heart rate increases, but that biological response is not visible to the observer.  With Pailes-Friedman’s ‘BioWear,’ however, a heart rate monitor is configured to activate movement of the feathers on the garment in accordance with those changes, bringing new meaning to the ruffled feathers cliche.”

Event Details

02/12/2016
to 04/28/2016

Pratt Manhattan Gallery, NY / Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KA / Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, MA / CAM I Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC / Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts, Melbourne, FL

Find out more

For details of the full Gallery tour, visit the Pratt website here.