What will you do?
Face Nature: Masterclass is a critical making workshop led by Madeline Schwartzman, known from the book See Yourself Sensing. In this workshop participants craft their own speculative design prototypes and nature interfaces to build wearable prosthetics and face extensions. Face Nature involves participants in foraging, analyzing, and considering the senses, then engaging in the creation of an interstitial structure between the morphology of the face and the forms of nature. By crafting speculative wearables, participants will explore ways to re-connect with nature. In this two-day workshop you will craft your own nature interfaces, through speculative wearables and facial prosthetics. These will focus above all on the head, creating interstitial structures that connect the morphology of the face with the forms of nature.
Bring your own nature
You can bring anything from branches to berries, from soil to leaves, from bark to pines, moss, dried flowers, artichokes, branches, even house plants, dried or live. For the face-pieces you will try to work with the morphology of the particular found nature so you should have a certain interest or fascination to your foraged material and findings.
About Madeline Schwartzman
The workshop will be led by Madeline Schwartzman, a New York City writer, filmmaker and architect whose work explores human narratives and the human sensorium through social art, book writing, curating and experimental video making. Her book See Yourself Sensing (Black Dog Publishing, London, 2011) collects the work of artists, interaction designers, architects and scientists who speculate on the future of the human sensorium through wearables, devices, headgear and installations. Her new book See Yourself X: Human Futures Expanded, was recently published by Black Dog Press and explores the future of the human head.
Master class: Face Nature with Madeline Schwartzman
Saturday 18th of April 12:00 - 18:00
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