Australian-grown and milled wool yarn, lasercut clear acrylic shapes, interactive projections featuring procedural patterns and geometry
Ambiometric Nightscape is a fashion sculpture that invokes reminiscences of the glory days of Sydney's nightlife, through geometric forms and synergetic light performances.
It is a replica of our city, bestowed onto the blueprint of the body, where the garment is the cityscape and the light projections depict the living and breathing vitality of Sydney.
The fashion and technology in the dress are separate entities that are designed to synchronise as they come together as one; much like the very fibre of our Sydney, where diverse peoples and cultures amalgamate and flourish.
Ambiometric’s materials story starts with Australian-grown and milled wool yarn. The wool, coloured in the tone of light concrete, is given a shade of sparkle to mimic asphalt at midday, and together with lasercut clear acrylic shapes, are knitted and manipulated to form a geometric behemoth like concrete and glass, around the body. Corresponding to the ever-changing cityscapes, the fashion form of Ambiometric is transposable and gender-neutral, so as to allow for the piece to remain contemporary, through and with time.
From the notion of “Life creates itself”, Ambiometric’s light-show features procedural patterns and geometry, generated with graphic shaders and creative coding that will react and morph with viewer interactions. Utilising data from touch-based technologies and accelerometer information, the projections will wax and wane, stutter and glitch; they will drench the fashion form in vivacious colour.
Ambiometric’s light-show is the very representation of life.
Jen & Simon
Indicative of the Ambiometric Nightscape’s design concept, the design process focuses on synchronising the creative goals of the two creators - Jen Chua and Simon Harris
Jen is a fashion creative who creates outrageous fashion forms in order to get people to start thinking about what, why and how they wear clothes; Simon is a technologist who makes reality of creative visions, to accentuate and celebrate the diverse and unique perspectives of our socio-milieux.
Colleagues at UTS Design, it was a serendipitous coming together of like-minds that led to the creation of the work. It is also the creators wish that Ambiometric Nightscape will light up new possibilities for a culturally prosperous Sydney (and perhaps also, inspire Sydney-siders to go out more…)