Mentored by visual artist Antonio Roberts and in collaboration with four guest artists, throughout the year, Design Yourself will see the group will create new digital work exploring how scientific and technological advances could allow artists to become ‘more human’ by heightening our natural and creative instincts. As a group they will explore technological impact on sound, movement, language and aesthetics and share their findings through new imaginative works.
In the first of a series of articles documenting their process, Antonio Roberts shares some of the insights from the first session and we hear from some of the participants to learn more about the work they have created so far.
‘We looked at examples in science fiction and current day of people augmenting their bodies with technology. Currently a lot of this exists as wearable devices that read our bodily functions, present us data and affect our bodies on an external level. Before we started to look at technology implants I invited each participant to create a mask that would act as a piece of wearable technology that would change them somehow.’
You can see the masks created by the Young Creatives in the photo gallery above.