BODYCROWNS, GARMENTS FOR SPACE EMIGRATION (INTERIOR HABITATS)

In some time, around 2028-2045 (read Rudolf Steiner's Rockwell Integrated Space Plan) as humanity begins to immigrate to space and live in enclosed space station environments, there are potentially devastating physical, psychological and spiritual changes that will take place.

Inspired by the work of philosopher Rudolf Steiner, Carrie Mae Rose, presents her project “Bodycrowns,” a collaboration with Dr. Dan Steingart of Princeton University, exploring poetic models of future garments that are supposed to assist the transition from terrestrial to solar species.

Carrie and Seingard’s series are sculptures that integrate technology to visualize the movement of subtle electrical circulations around the physical body and how they interact with the breath and other unseen forces.

According to the designer, the key to fast-forwarding to this future lies in the collaborations between technologists and artists and designers working in the fashion industry.

When asked where wearable technology was headed, she replies, “It’s all about creating the superhuman.”

“My bodycrowns are conceptually inspired to be models for space emigrants in the not-too-distant future. I am hoping these models can help scientists and future space travelers to survive and thrive in space … to help them with the physiological changes.”

Recently, a global market intelligence research company reported that the wearable technology market was worth more than $2.5 billion in 2012 and is expected to grow to over $8 billion by 2018.

The Eyebeam program, which offers grants to artist/designer and scientist/technologist teams to explore the “what if,” is primed to take advantage of this potentially lucrative trend.

Exhibition on view from October 8 - November 2, 2013

Adres: Eyebeam Art and Technology Centre  \540 W 21st St, New York, NY 10011