ying gao’s sound activated kinetic garments: incertitudes

 

 

 

ying gao
centre de design de l’UQAM, montreal
november 14th – december 15th, 2013

 

 

montreal-based fashion designer ying gao presents two new kinetic garments, whose aesthetic details tessellate in reaction to sound. the ‘incertitudes’ series consists of white and silver colored fabric which have been covered in dressmaker pins, outwardly protruding from the textile’s facade. through a collaboration of mediums and technologies — PVDF plastic, dressmaker pins, and electronic devices — the metallic accessories interact and respond to noise in their environment, activated through the spectator’s voice. their fluent motion generates a wave-like flux, contracting and expanding the entire wearable object. the clothing’s original function is re-appropriated and transposed into a unique aesthetic application. embodying art, fashion and technology, the works exhibited at centre de design de l’UQAM give substance to intangible networks through the relationship between material and the unseen.

 

 


incertitudes : sound activated clothing by ying gao
video courtesy of ying gao

 

 

ying gao's sound activated kinetic garments: incertitudes
(left) a model wears a moving garment
(right) the kinetic apparel from the side view

 

 

ying gao's sound activated kinetic garments: incertitudes
(left) a close-up of the mid section of one of the kinetic garments
(right) geometric patterning is cut into the second item in the ‘incertitudes’ series

 

 

ying gao's sound activated kinetic garments: incertitudes
(left) a model wears the kinetic garments
(right) a detail of the sleeve

 

 

ying gao's sound activated kinetic garments: incertitudes
image by dominique lafond

 

 

ying gao's sound activated kinetic garments: incertitudes
images by dominique lafond

 

 

ying gao's sound activated kinetic garments: incertitudes
image by dominique lafond

 

 

ying gao's sound activated kinetic garments: incertitudes
image by dominique lafond

 

 

ying gao's sound activated kinetic garments: incertitudes
image by dominique lafond

 

 

ying gao's sound activated kinetic garments: incertitudes
image by dominique lafond