Second Skin: Imaginative Designs in Digital & Analog Clothing
San Francisco, USA
April 29 - September 7, 2008
The Exploratorium projects the human imagination into the 21st century of fashion. San Francisco's popular, museum of science, art, technology and human perception hosts a quirky evening event where science/technology and art/fashion converge at a runway fashion show on Friday, April 25, from 7–11pm. The artists' stellar works, to be highlighted around the spaces of the museum, will be up for five months, as will "the clothesline project," which will show off the creative works of visitors, from April 29-September 7, 2008. Artworks include Hannah Perner-Wilson and Mika Satomi's Massage me, an interactive, wearable computer that allows users to play a video game and massage a friend at the same time, developed in Linz, Austria; and Takehito Etani's Masticator, headgear that gives audio-visual feedback of chewing during meals. Scott Tallenger's Tribute to Norma Desmond dress features still and moving images from the film Sunset Boulevard. Matthew Gale's clothing allows the wearer to "rest" anywhere with its built-in, portable neck rest. In addition, local artist Sha Sha Higby will perform within her exquisite and ephemeral body sculpture of layered wood, silk, paper, urushi, ceramic, and gold leaf. Refreshments available for purchase.