In the work by Behnaz Farahi clothes are alive, capable of extending human perception. The collar of IRIDESCENCE, in fact, changes its color in response to the passers by, on the basis of their expressions captures by a facial tracking camera. This project was commissioned by the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago for a 15-month exhibition entitled “Wired to Wear” opening on March 21.
IRRIDESCENCE Designer: Behnaz Farahi |Electrical: Paolo Salvagione | Mechanical: Behnaz Farahi, Paolo Salvagione
Software: Julian Ceipek | Design Assistant: Hao Wen | Fashion Assistant: Merced Jackson | Fabrication Assistants: Hao Wen, Valeri Neri, Kayla Paredes, Ryan Chavez
Director: Kristina Varaksina | Art Direction: Behnaz Farahi | Cinematography: Tobias Winde Harbo
Model: Julia Covert | Editor: Takashi Uchida | Hair: William Sorian | Makeup: Sara Tagaloa | Camera Assistant: Sophia Harbo | Grip: Leon Gerardo | Grip: Fio Karpenko | Set Assistant: Ryan Chavez
Sound Recorder: Brian Cantrell | Music: “Harmonix” by Evelyn Glennie | Special Thanks: FormLabs, USC School of Cinematic Arts, Will Rollins.