Creating an ever-changing sensory silhouette, futuristic wearable textiles composed of magnetic surfaces embellished with magnetic fluids are explored in Dark Senses, a project by Fraser Ross.
Though actual wearable textiles are some time away, Dark Senses does offer a glimpse of what could eventually be. "The textiles will act as a protective shield whilst allowing users to interact with their environment through new tactile senses and organic forms." says Ross.
"The fluid substances, which metamorphose from chemistry glassware to organic forms, are an encounter. The viewer can manipulate the shape, asserting an order over something, albeit for a brief second. Humans exploring processes seen in nature as a scientific experiment and the ideology that nature is manufactured."
"The prominent magnetic forms expand in peaks and contract in smooth shapes in response to air currents, constantly changing form through the use of magnetic fluid sculpted around neodymium magnetic surfaces."
"The exhibition of these magnetic substances provides a unique platform to generate future ideas surrounding living products and interactions."