FashionTech designer Anouk Wipprecht is known for her innovative designs. She makes technology portable. She creates futuristic designs that light up, move or shoot video without the wearer having to do something about it. Anouk works with different computer modules and sensors to transform a person’s biometric information into automated responses. From ‘Smoke Dress’ that produces smoke when you get closer, and ‘Spider Dress’ attacking with spider paws when somebody enters the personal space of the wearer, to ‘The Agent Unicorn Headset’, that can help children with ADHD. Or ’The #DrinkBotDress’, a cocktail making dress that challenges the viewer to a game of social interaction.
In this first solo exhibition in the Netherlands, Anouk shows a statement in each design and she lets the spectator be part of the design process. With Robotic Couture she bridges technical innovations, design and art.
Tetem (Art and Design) focuses on applied art and the instrumental use of art in educational, social and spatial processes. Anouk Wopprecht’s work makes a connection between Tetem’s Programming Driving Technology and the local history of the former textile city of Enschede and its desire to develop into Smart City.
Exhibition ‘Robotic Couture’
Stroinksbleekweg 16, Enschede
May 18 until September 3, 2017
Photos: Jesper Janse and Christina Bakuchava