Saturday, 23 January 2010

Collection 2: Hear the Nature

‘Hear the Nature’ is a garment which Christina designed to stimulate people’s hearing and visual senses. People who are visual impaired since birth or who lost their sight at an early age have no concept of depth, such as high buildings or the sky. Therefore, she decided to design a garment with an actual ‘depth’ and ‘height’.

On the other hand, she was also inspired by an artwork which was made by a child who is visually impaired. She decided to build blocks like a high building using mini cubes. She came up with a design of building blocks using mini cubes, which could provide “height” and texture to the viewers and wearer in a physical and visual way. Christina also installed two speakers in the garment. Therefore, people can listen to what they want when they plug in their music player, or generate the music by themselves. The aim of this garment is to stimulate people’s hearing sense, and provide a physical description of height and depth visually.

the installation on the garment is made by mini-cubes

The garment is made by paper-mâché, which is a construction material that consists of pieces of paper, sometimes reinforced with textiles, stuck together using a wet paste (e.g., glue, starch or wallpaper adhesive). The crafted object becomes solid when the paste dries.

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