An exploration project on digitalized body skin surface using embedded electronics and prosthetics. Human skin is a means for protection, a mediator of our senses and a presentation of ourselves. Through several projects, we expand the expression capacity of body surface and emphasize on the dynamic aesthetics of body texture by technological means. Working with conventional special effect makeup artists, I “hide” electronics into silicone which is applied onto skin and covered by cosmetics. The digitalized skin surface is connected with the affective experience, the illuminated body is a representation of internal state.
Working with bionic pop artist Viktoria Modesta, we deployed the project in Music Tech Festival Berlin 2016 and transformed her body as a canvas along with the performance.
Collaborators: Katia Vega, Penny Lane (Video Editting)
Special Thanks to: Viktoria Modesta, Mina Khan
Publication: Joe Paradiso, Chris Schmandt, Katia Vega, Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao, Rébecca Kleinberger, Xin Liu, Jie Qi, Asta Roseway, Ali K. Yetisen, Jürgen Steimle, Martin Weigel. “UnderWare: Aesthetic, Expressive, and Functional On-Skin Technologies” International Workshop at the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing