Japan Media Arts Festival  
22nd

Art Division

Jury Selections

Biological Tailor-Made

Bio art

KAWASAKI Kazuya [Japan]

© 2018 Kazuya Kawasaki All rights reserved.

Outline

A perfectly fitted piece of clothing made not by a person but by microorganisms, through employing 3D scanning to mold a pattern of the model onto which bio-leather was grown. Through a process of garment making in co-creation with bacteria, the work reexamines the modern significance of fashion/apparel in the Anthropocene, in which biotechnology has come to hold tremendous implications for the global environment.

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