Second Skin: Imaginative Designs in Digital & Analog Clothing
Skylight area, 7:00–11:00 p.m.
Follow the human imagination into the 21st century with a fashion show of wearable art that also offers demonstrations of the latest trends in heated clothes, electroluminescent wire, soft circuitry, and green innovations. 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; Takehito Etani's Masticator, headgear that gives audio-visual chewing feedback; and Yu-Shin 'Mue' Kim's fantastic knitwear, which pushes the boundaries between clothing and sculpture. In addition, local artist Sha Sha Higby will perform her exquisite and ephemeral body sculpture involving wood, silk, paper, ceramics, and gold leaf.
Wear or bring your own full-body wearable art (non-Members doing so will receive a 50% admission discount). Everyone is encouraged to loan their personal creations to the Exploratorium for a temporary community sculpture: Loaned clothing will be hung from the museum rafters and remain suspended for three months. Get details on contributing wearable art to this Clothesline Project at (415) 561-0361. Discounts are for April 25 only. For those who wish to make advance reservations without discount, please visit www.ticketweb.com (coming soon). Admission to the event is included in the price of admission to the Exploratorium.
Official Website: http://www.exploratorium.edu/2ndskin/
Added by ulrika_da on April 1, 2008