collaborator: Betty Zhang, MA Interaction Design, London College of Communication
Morphogenesis of Emotions' is a hypothetical merge of emotional processes and their reactions in our body, with biological process of shape formation, known as Morphogenesis. The latter is used as a theoretical expression of emotions in physical shape, interpreted through the costume as the main tool.The garment and performance capture love in non-verbal, intentional traces based on externalized intimate emotions. Integration of motor sensors and projection mapping, as a support for interpretation of the concept, enhances the visual transformation and creation of the emotional shape in the costume, with intention of exploring future possibilities of manifesting organic functions in cooperation with technology as a powerful mechanism in interactive design and performance.
Motor sensors placed in the back of the costume are connected with wires in each of three rounded pieces. A button placed in every piece triggers the opening when pressed.From a regular dress, the costume transforms into three rounded shapes. The gradual opening is a visual interpretation of emotional process, creating a physical externalized form.