Circuit Dress
Circuit Dress
Circuit Dress
Circuit Dress
Circuit Dress
Circuit Dress

Circuit Dress [2009]

This wearable instrument, based on the principles of circuit bending, plays with the current design trend in which technology is incorporated into fabrics as invisibly and flexibly as possible. This dress completely reverses that trend since the aesthetics of the dress is the technology that normally is hidden. It is the unwearability of the dress that defines the performance. The closeness of the technology forces the body into new positions. There are twelve coils incorporated into the dress, each of which is played by connecting them with one another through copper finger plates. In this way new sounds are created. The composition consists of a choreography for the fingers that slowly explore the dress. This leads to an intimate yet crackling performance.

The performance Circuit Dress has been featured at the 5 Days Off Festival, TodaysArt Festival & the E-Pulse festival. The installation Circuit Dress has been exhibited at Future Textiles in Denmark, Pretty Smart Textiles, The Hague, Fashionable Technology & at the TechnoSensual exhibition, Quartier 21, Vienna.



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Technical support: Daan Johan