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The Emperor's New Clothes
Artists Space, New York
  • Year
  • 2001
  • Type
  • Interactive Installation
Overview

Faced with five illuminated coat-hangers carrying “invisible clothes” (as the title of the piece referencing the famous fairy tale of Andersen suggests), the visitor is encouraged to pick up a hanger and take it to the adjoining fitting room. The fitting room features a “magic” mirror which shows floating animated images superimposed onto the viewer’s reflection. The images react to the visitor’s body and movement, thereby enforcing a notion of altered/augmented self. Projected are not clothes, but the effects of transformations the invisible clothes produce. Each hanger triggers different alterations.

Press & Awards
Gold Award, ID Magazine Annual Interactive Media Design Review, 2002
The Emperor’s New Clothes Installation
Design Distinction, Environments, ID Magazine Annual Design Review, 2002
The Emperor’s New Clothes Installation