CommunicatiON is an interactive project which connects textile and digital world, born in occasion of Young Fiber Contest 2016, realized in collaboration with Federico Vanzati, Arduino expert.
Human communication is changing, is blowing out, is losing the physical contact. We are looking for an always ‘connected’ mental condition but strongly far away from our physical state/being. Sardines hanged, inert, captured are the symbol of this epidermal loss, are the symbol of the de-sensitisation of human communication. The white box and the tangle of electrical yarns ending with little lamps, instead, unique colored elements, represent human emotion. Electrical yarns turns on the lamps when somebody approaches, thanks to an hardware Arduino and a proximity sensor.
CommunicatiON is an invitation to listen, to turn on the five senses, the emotion that we live when somebody cross our borderline.
Textile elements – sardines
Materials: polyester knitted fabric, Giorgio Piovano Home Textiles
Shapes cuttered with a laser machine @ Fablab Torino, makerspace and digital fabrication laboratory, and sewed by hand with an Elna Supermatic machine.
Electrical elements – white box
Materials: proximity sensor + hardware Genuino + lamps
Special mention at the Young Fiber Contest 2016 | Opera with a strong impact and content that involves the textile and the digital world.