perishable bodies

Garments made from food that are an interpretation of the skin as a metaphor.
My thesis is exploring the skin as metaphor by designing a series of materials that will be an interpretation of distorted body image and eating disorders to help me recover from my eating disorder. I developed these materials, which will cover the body as a second skin, through a combination of research on wearable technology, sustainable material, and distorted body image.
My Thesis paper “Perishable Bodies: A study of wearable technology through the eyes of an anorexic”,was published by The Journal of Peer Production, special issue on Feminism and (Un)Hacking,  January 2016.
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beet-material food beet skirt pea & carrot shirt rice & bread vest silk sewing the material cantaloupe & spinash
Veronica Black © 2014