Performance Garment concept

Our wearable project takes its inspiration from the sculptural, mobile body of the dancer Alpo Aaltokoski. We have designed a garment, which, in a combination of human and animal hair suggests a beginning of a story. In addition, the garment is embedded with a number of sensors and motorized elements, which augment the boundaries of the dancer’s body and its mobility. The resulting collaborative work is an exploration into materiality and movement, feedback circuits between the human body and computing, and the use of electrically enhanced textile constructions for sensing the body.