CARESS OF THE GAZE
Thanks to architect and designer Behnaz Ferahi, men will think twice before they stare ‘unnoticed’ at someone’s breasts. The designer’s 3D printed top for women shows when someone stares onto the garment, by abruptly changing shape.
Farahi created the Caress of the Gaze, a top with 3D printed spikes. The slick sci-garment was developed with the support of the artist-in-residence program of Autodesk and Pier 9, and is the latest in a series of projects designed to make our clothes come to life. The serpentine Ruff and brain-based Synapse are two previous examples in this series.
The spikes on the Caress of the Gaze begin to move as soon as a camera with face recognition software observes that eyes are watching. “What if our outfits could recognize the gaze of another, and then themselves may change based on that look?” wonders Farahi in the project description on her website.