The designers always come up with these crazy ideas that are a lot of effort. I guess in the end it was worth it. We presented the project – costumes, mock- ups, prototypes, pictures and movie in the entrance hall of Bauhausstraße 11. We tried to make it an overall experience so that the visitor understands the project´s goal. The visitor had to pass shelves filled with prototypes and inspirational material. The video that was shot during the design acting weekend gave a perfect introduction to our project´s idea and storyline.
We created a small dark nook to present the costumes with their interactive properties. The visitor really had to enter a “different” world – the Nautilus perhaps?
See here some impressions of set up and opening of our successful exhibition!
We are planning to incoporate a bubble making machine into the oxygen tank in the back that is suppose to release soap bubbles from time to time. The bubbles are suppose to simulate CO2 and other waste gases that are being realeased.
One funny example that I just found – way after we had this idea! – is this:
For implementing our idea we already got a functioning bubble machine. Next goal is to get it running via Arduino. We experimented quite a bit with it. Once it´s running we´ll show you how we got it to work!
This item is a first experiment on a shell inspired form. We built a metal structure and covered it with a stretch textile. This results in a beautiful dynamic surface. The best part about it is that the fabric is semi-transparent which means you can see through it and even light it from within.
Wiebke made this amazing fish scale top. The base material is stretchy, so it´ll fit super snug. The scales, made from a variety of different textiles are attached on the back. They are only attached on the top end which allows them to move. Tucking up the shirt a bit makes the scales layer up and create volume. The scales have a beautiful effect once lit from underneath.
Mika Satomi and Hannah Perner-Wilson formed the collective KOBAKANT. Together, through their work, they explore the use of textile crafts and electronics as a medium for commenting on technological aspects of today’s “high-tech” society. KOBAKANT believes in the spirit of humoring technology, often presenting their work as a twisted criticism of the stereotypes surrounding textile craftsmanship and electrical engineering. KOBAKANT believes that technology exists to be hacked, handmade and modified by everyone to better fit our personal needs and desires.
Wiebke and I presented this to you already, but here is a blog reminder for you.
This lecture and workshop series about textiles was organised by the two of us and Katrin Steiger from the Chair of Media, Trend & Public Appearances.
Especially interesting to us could be our guest lecturer Alexandra Baum and her company Novanex. She is mainly working with e-textiles and smart textiles.
Also check out the Textilwerkstatt. It is our textile workshop, a student initiative open to everyone from the Bauhaus University. You are super welcome to step by, just to have a look or to actually get to work!