Sall Lam Toro
DISCOVER THIS COVER
DISCOMFORT THIS COMFORT (2017)
Alena Komperova, Anna Major, Irene Liut, Kamilla Mez & Roxana Rosu
With our wearable device, Discover this cover, discomfort this comfort , we are investigating our perception of the environmental issues, and translating it into a tactile instrument with usage of soft robotics. It is common knowledge that there is an excess of air pollution in atmosphere, and we still contribute to it. Even though it is not something that visibly influences our everyday lives, it has a huge impact on us and a number of other species, as well as on the planet. We are provided with information about the environmental issues through the media, newspapers and it is present as a topic of everyday discussions in our lives. In this project we took a different approach, since we believe it is not efficient enough to perceive this information in such an indirect way.
By providing an immediate, bodily effect of the air pollution, we aim to create an alarming device, which can help us to become conscious about the issues in a different way. With this new way of interaction we would like to encourage our visitors to make a change and act upon these issues.
The first part of the title refers to the physical form of the art piece, which is a vest that was created with taking aesthetic aspects of a traditional life-saving vest into consideration in order to provoke curiosity with its unusual composition. The aesthetics are also supporting the idea, what the second part of the title implies, which is that we invite the audience for a participatory experience to leave their comfort zone.