Music: Crystalfilm by Little Dragon (little-dragon.net/)
Make Fashion is a community-based initiative seeking to explore the possibilities that can result from the convergence of art and technology. This video documents designer Laura Dempsey's motion-sensitive dress, worn by dancer Sarah Curts.
For the Make Fashion Initiative, traditional embroidery techniques were paired with LED e-textile technology to combine light, movement and performance; highlighting the unique nature of wearable art and the connection that inevitably forms between the art and its wearer. Designed with a dancer in mind, the garment has been hand embroidered to showcase the technological system used, with accelerometers placed on the shoulders, hips and ribcage. While dancing, the body’s movements are (literally) highlighted with light.
Thank you to David Elliott (youtube.com/watch?v=iVoTqWrPCWE) and Adam Peariso (SureReel vimeo.com/58795671) for their videography skills!
Lightsmabob technology featured on back wall by Synthesia (facebook.com/pages/Synthesia/469641949764125?ref=hl)