Suggesting and exploring new ways of moving by building bodily awareness.
This project started with a research on human motion, as well as tactile and kinesthetic perception.
It didn’t take long until I discovered the world of exoskeletons, devices with characteristic complexity and visual language. I wanted to create something different, so I experimented with low-tech methods.
This led to a more specific topic: the master discipline of exoskeleton science.
I tried to improve walking, not by augmenting it but rather by changing the walking motion as we know it. Research shows that the energy cost can vary by a few percent depending on our walking style.
Due to the multitude of unknown factors, walking was just the first step in a wider exploration of body kinetics.
Still challenging myself to work as low-tech as possible, I attached rubber bands to my upper body.
Interestingly, I noticed that my consciousness for the simplest of movements became stronger.
Even minor rearrangements of the band augmented this sense in different and exciting ways.