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Unwearable Functional Garment II

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posted on 13.04.2011, 00:00 authored by Heejoo Kim
"Unwearable functional garments II is a single channel 3-d animation based on portraying the redesigned and reconstructed garments for three princesses: The Little Mermaid, Snow White, and Cinderella. They are the fairy tale characters who have their own dilemmas. The motion of fabric and design of garments reflect their predicaments and longings. The garments are synthetic and unwearable, but simultaneously they are delivering their fervent perplexity through artificial organic forms and gestures. At other levels, I have been attempting to solve the limitations of tactile material and space. Temporal and spatial restrictions confine the eidetic vision I take in daily experiences. My practice begins from the craving to overcome this tangible confined reality through technology. The virtual domain is one of the ways to emancipate the perspective from the physical environment. Computer generated three-dimensional objects and spaces are the substitution of real materials and surroundings with more possibilities. In this unreal territory, which only exists in the digital realm, I integrate pneumatic pressure, construct fabrics, and configure shapes and textures. I manipulate air and liquid, gravity, light, material and any movements of the objects."


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Entry in 2010 in The Image of Research, a competition for students in graduate or professional degree programs at UIC, sponsored by UIC's Graduate College and the University Library. Images of award recipients and honorable mention images on exhibition in the Richard J. Daley Library and the Library of the Health Sciences, April 15-May 31, 2010.

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