Caress of the Gaze

THU 8 September - MON 12 September 2016, 10AM-7:30PM, POSTCITY, STARTS Labs
Credit: Behnaz Farahi

Behnaz Farahi

Credit: Behnaz Farahi

What if our outfits could recognize and respond to the gazes of others? Caress of the Gaze is an interactive 3D-printed garment which can detect other people’s gazes and respond accordingly with life-like behavior. It explores how our clothing could behave as an artificial skin capable of changing its shape and operating as an interface with the world, defining social issues such as intimacy, gender and personal identities. The project offers a vision of the future by exploring the possibility of second skin fabricated using multi-material 3D printing.

Design: Behnaz Farahi; Coding consultant: Sebastian Morales, Julian Ceipek; Mechanical consultant: Paolo Salvagione; Cinematographers: Charlie Nordstrom, Elena Kulikova; Models: Alexis Hutt, Gabriel Patin; Hair stylist and make-up design: Grace Garlough; Camera assistant: Sofie Axelsson