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Impressions of our last collaboration with BLESS

Last month it was inaugurated at Michele Didier a BLESS exhibition that we are proud to be part of. For this exhibition called "BLESS N.53 contenttenders" we were invited to develop 2 new pieces. 

One piece is the "Melodized Pillow Hammock" that this time was adapted to host the music composition "Ephemera" by Christian Marclay. By swing the hammock and moving its pillows you can influence the composition that can be heard through the cushions. 

Another piece is a reinterpretation of the work "One million years" by On Kawara. For his work we developed 2 cushions that are connected with each other. One is the male. The other is the female. They keep saying the years when you press or move them around. 

Here you find some pictures of the opening and also a video showing the pieces and people interacting with them. We hope you enjoy ;-)

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POPKALAB participates in a Hi-Tech Fashion Event in Netherlands!

Next week we will be part of a super talented team including Pauline Van Dongen, Maartje Dijkstra and Sensoree. We will  show some fashion tech pieces at Twente University in Netherlands. POPKALAB will present 2 pieces:  "light spikes" made in collaboration with Nada Van Dalen and "Tropical Disturbance Remix" by Ricardo O'Nascimento. See you there!

more info: http://www.utwente.nl/en/organization/events-ceremonies/innovation-lecture/hi-tech-fashion-event/

 

 

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Workshop "bordado de luz" at MAC Coruña

This video features some of the pieces done during the 2 days workshop at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Gas Natural Fenosa in A Coruña, Spain. The workshop was part of a series of conferences and workshops entitled "el futuro de la moda". During the first day we had a look at new materials, new trends in wearable technology and planed the piece to be made during the second day. The participants had 4 hours to embroider 4 leds and a lilytiny and add some sparkles on their designs. 

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New Collaboration with BLESS in Paris

We were invited by BLESS again (!) to develop 2 new pieces for their new exhibition BLESS N.43 Contenttenders. For this exhibition we adapted the already famous Melodised Pillow Hammock that nows carries the work "Ephemera" by Christian Marclay. We also developed the couple sound pillows that broadcast the piece "One million years" by On kawara.

The show opens on 21st May at Michelle Didier Gallery in Paris.

more info: www.micheledidier.com

 

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Talk at Subnet - Salzburg

Nowadays we hear that wearables are the next frontier on technology. Big amounts of money are being invested on devices that promise us a more efficient and comfortable life. Ricardo O’Nascimento will share his vision on how wearable technology can be much more than smart watches and fitness tracking bands. There are a whole new unexplored categories of wearable to come that maybe won’t make your like more efficient but certainly will make it more interesting.

more info: http://subnet.at/content/subnettalk-ricardo-onascimento-1504/ 

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We are worth!

We are super excited to share that POPKALAB was selected to be part of the  Worth - project. For now we just want to share our excitement and this video explaining a bit what is this project and how cool it is. More info will come very soon. 

more info: http://www.worth-project.eu

 

 

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Wearable technology Workshop at University of Antwerp

During last week we had a workshop at the University of Antwerp to introduce to the product design students a bit of the wearable technology world. We used a  microcontroler, leds and conductive material to create wearable experiences and concepts.

More info about this and other workshops  at: http://www.workshopweek.be/

Bellow you can check some student's concepts:

"Airpaint glove" by Louis Peys, Mick Truyts, Jeroom Placke and Billie Demoor.

"Airpaint glove" by Louis Peys, Mick Truyts, Jeroom Placke and Billie Demoor.

Concept for a wearable that teaches CPR.  The colour of the light indicates if the pressure is correct.

And here an interview I did during the event ;-)

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