Choreographed Geometry

June 26, 2010

Constructed three-dimensional fabric

Choreographed Geometry is a systematically developed textile object whose geometry is exposed to a number of manipulative processes through its use in connection with the human body. It is the further development of an ongoing investigation in geometric organization, textile materiality and its resulting transformative potential. Differently folded geometrical modules relate in size, scale and geometry to certain body extremities and can be animated by the user when being connected to a relational textile surface. Constraints for movement and usage within the system of the garment, such as the type of joining, scale and the geometry of single modules govern the behavior of the garment. The modulation of the body, once wrapped up, is revealed by emphasizing its stimulus potential regardless of its underlying anatomy. New body and spatial constructs are molded by the movement and interaction of participants within the garment. The soft geometry itself becomes a tactile interface between its users and the built surroundings.

Choreographed Geometry was designed by Gabi Schillig with the support of an Akademie Schloss Solitude Fellowship in 2007.

Contact: Gabi Schillig, Berlin, Germany.

For more information, see Transmaterial 3: A Catalog of Materials that Redefine our Physical Environment

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