Final Concept: Volume
vol·ume : ˈvälyəm,ˈvälˌyo͞om/
1. the amount of space that a substance or object occupies, or that is enclosed within a container, especially when great.
synonyms: capacity, cubic measure, size, magnitude, mass, bulk, extent;
2. quantity or power of sound; degree of loudness.
synonyms: loudness, sound, amplification;
I would like to make a garment that is audio activated and reacts the volume of the wearer’s voice by expanding the volume of space that it and the wearer occupy.
This piece will be in conversation with the fashion industry’s obsession with structured garments. Specifically garments that both expand and confine the shape and movement of the human body:
This work will engage with the ideas of vulnerability and both shared and personal space:
It will participate in dialogue about the power of voice and the uses of physio-emotional data:
This is garment will be made for the “Urban Woman”. This garment will be worn by ‘larger’ or ‘plus’ body sizes. This piece is made for a woman who gleefully demands space and who delights in her occupation and use of public space.
The (conceptual) Prototype:
A lot to think about: I’m considering neck pieces for the sake of mic placement. I am also thinking about creating structure and maintaining flexibility- I want this garment can expand without being difficult to wear. Spikes and other threatening shapes are an inspiration.
These thoughts led me here: