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Thorogood, Simon (2011) SoundWear. [Art/Design Item]

Type of Research: Art/Design Item
Creators: Thorogood, Simon

SoundWear is a work in progress software for an active fashion design tool/audience interactive installation. It is collaborative research project concerned with forging dynamic design links with Music, musicians and composers. The principal focus is to derive fashion ideas, forms, shapes, colours, patterns and textures, directly from played music. It works by assessing the characteristics of a sequence of music, such as loudness or amplitude and links these to a set of visual motifs from a library of personal drawings, images and photographs.

As a selected piece of music plays, the program assesses a particular piece of music and matches it with a particular visual motif that best ‘describes’ the sound. The resulting evolving visual arrangements are then projected and become the basis of a fashion idea or sketch, which can then be pursued in more conventional terms.

Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: Synaesthesic design. Digital Fashion. Fashion film. Innovation in Fashion design. Smart Fashion. New developments in Fashion. Design, concepts and production.
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > London College of Fashion
Date: March 2011
Related Exhibitions: Part of ‘Spaceship earth’ at the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Torun, Poland.
Event Location: Belgrade, Serbia
Projects or Series: Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)
Locations / Venues:
From Date
To Date
'Spaceship earth’, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Torun, Poland
4 March 2011
22 May 2011
Real Presence Conference, 'Expanded Concept of Art Practice and Art Education' , Belgrade, Serbia
25 August 2010
8 September 2010
MKM, Magacin, Belgrade
Military Museum, Kazamati, Belgrade
House of Legacy, Belgrade
Remont, Belgrade
Gallery Haos, Belgrade
Material/Media: Interactive web-site and fashion design tool
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2012 12:01
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2012 11:32
Item ID: 4704
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/4704

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