Final Concept: Volume

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vol·ume : ˈvälyəm,ˈvälˌyo͞om/

noun

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;


The Idea:

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.


The Conversation:

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:


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This work will engage with the ideas of vulnerability and both shared and personal space:


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It will participate in dialogue about the power of voice and the uses of physio-emotional data:


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The Wearer:

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:


 

 

 


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