Intimacy White

'Intimacy White' (2009) is a fashion project by Daan Roosegaarde, V2_Lab and Maartje Dijkstra about the relation between intimacy and technology.

Intimacy White

Intimacy White. Photographer: Robert Lunak. Makeup Artist: Nicole Beuker. Model: Lara

Intimacy, developed by Studio Roosegaarde and V2_Lab, is a project that connects the world of fashion, wearables and electronic arts. It explores the relation between technology and intimacy in contemporary tech-society. The project consists of high-tech garments made with wireless, interactive technologies and smart foils, which can become transparent. The distance towards the garments determines their level of transparency, creating an intimate experience and a sensual play of disclosure. Roosegaarde’s e-fashion works as a second skin that transforms the body of the wearer into a tangible interface. This interface acts as an emotional meter that measures and makes visible the level of transparency, disclosure and thus intimacy experienced by the user/wearer in social interaction.

Intimacy uses smart foils, wireless technologies, electronics, LEDs, copper and other media. It was presented at Test_lab Intimate Interfaces.

Intimacy is developed by Daan Roosegaarde in collaboration with V2_Lab (Simon de Bakker, Stan Wannet, Piem Wirtz), Maartje Dijkstra and the team of Studio Roosegaarde (Peter de Man, Joao Carneiro).

The article Smart Textiles Blend LEDs, Circuits and Sensors in Wired's Gadget Lab mentions Intimacy.

Bruce Sterling in Wired's Beyond the Beyond: "Interesting to see Dutch wearables designers getting dresses to do more of what dresses do — (be provocative) as opposed to getting dresses to do more of what computers do (blink and beep a lot)."

Intimacy White (2010) from V2_ on Vimeo.

Also on Intimacy White - Interactive fashion by Daan Roosegaarde from Daan Roosegaarde.

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