Ying Gao, Walking City Dress 1, 2006

Ying Gao is a fashion designer and professor at the École Supérieure de Mode, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). The exhibition video shows how the garments move slowly as if breathing. The fabric reacts to external stimulus via sensors and a pneumatic mechanism. Walking City Dress 1 is hypersensitive to the viewer’s presence via a motion sensor while Walking City Dress 2 inflates if breath is detected via a microphone.


Nylon and cotton
Lent by Ying Gao

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