Unwearable Functional Garment II
figureposted 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."