generative modeling for Rhino
Collabaration: Karl Kjelstrup-Johnson AA dipl www.krk-j.com, Laura Michaels Ma http://lauramichaels06.wordpress.com/.
Like skin the essence of time is recorded, a second skin is generated as a representation of one self. Both the physical and the emotional factors of their personality are inscribed into material.
Through this process, Skin Graph allows the individual to take control in creating their bespoke contour pattern, through articulation and expression of their desired body movements.
The movement of our bodies are articulated through both space and time, the body becomes a landscape in which each contour defines the extension of our physicality, a presence extending beyond the depth of our immediate skin; the second skin can displace and resonate a mapping of memory and potentiality.
Through Skin Graph I aim to utilise multiple disciplines; architectural design, 3D digital design and laser cutting together with the human form. Through this process I seek to question contemporary fashion design by developing a system as a digital representation of the body, allowing the individual to form a bespoke garment. Each human form is unique, for there are no two identical individuals, this forms the foundation of my process; making each bespoke pattern and laser cut design specific to the human at the centre of my fashion methodology.
While an artist paints the female form, capturing every detail in fluid brush strokes, I draw directly on to the bodies contours using light and technology, tracing the body’s landscape and defining each line and form with distinctive pattern as a projected greyscale topography. Through the use of Parametric modelling, the topography displacement map is read, the bodies contour lines created and the skin relief exemplified then laser cut to form the second skin.
3D SCANNING + PARAMETRIC MODELLING + LASER CUTTING