The goal of this project was to merge sensing and actuating technologies with traditional crafts into wearables, to learn from the past and translate it into the future.
OpENCLOSE translates open and closed body postures into a wearable. I choose to work on these postures as we are hiding more in a closed posture behind our smartphones, closing ourselves off from the world around us.
Especially for this project I developed a conductive material, existing all of natural materials: leather, liquid latex and graphite. Through this material I could merge conductivity into leather wearables, with natural materials.
With these material, and the movements of the body the wearables translated open and closed postures into lights turning on.