The Strange Garden Part II / Prothesis with Anouk Wipprecht
Producing an impressive body of tech-enhanced designs bringing together wearables, fashion and technology in an unusual way, Anouk Wipprecht (NL) creates technological couture; with systems around the body that tend towards artificial intelligence; projected as 'host' systems on the human body, her designs move, breath, and react to the environment around them. She has been developing interactive prosthetics since 2015 when she start with Bionic Pop Artist Viktoria Modesta (US/ LAT) whom she has designed some of her most iconic legs with, adding a total new dimension to performance. We will also talk about her latest release with dancer and choreographer Angelina Bruno (BE), for the game company Ubisoft. The Just Dance! 2021 game got released last week - with the project. Angelina is the first person with a prosthetic to be featured in the game and we hope more game companies will think in better ways about inclusivity.
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Asher Remy-Toledo (US/COL) is the co-founder of Hyphen Hub, a nonprofit organization that promotes and presents new live works by artists that integrate art and technology. Hyphen Hub showcases cutting edge work in a variety of formats and platforms and actively develops a global network of emerging and established multimedia artists, curators, innovators and producers of events with a strong focus on nascent technology. Asher is also the co-founder of No Longer Empty, a New York-based nonprofit group that takes over empty spaces and creates site specific installations. He is also the creator of the Arts Hub of NY Creative Tech Week. For more information please visit HyphenHub.com
Anouk Wipprecht is an innovator working in the field of "FashionTech and Wearable Technology", a rare combination of fashion design combined with engineering. Anouk combines the latest in science and technology to make fashion an experience that transcends mere appearances. Sensors embedded in the design monitor the space around the wearer, and body-sensors check in on stress levels as comfort or anxiety. Her Intel-Edison based 'Spider Dress' is a perfect example of this aesthetic, where sensors and moveable arms on the dress help to create a more defined boundary of personal space while employing a fierce style. Please visit : http://www.anoukwipprecht.nl/