Project by:
Thora H Arnardottir, Jessica Dias, Noor El-Gewely and Ingried Ramirez
Tutors: Manual Kretzer & Anastasia Pistofidou

Exhibited at the 3rd edition of Digital Fashion and Wearables exhibition in Fab12 symposium, Shenzhen.

Infestation and symbiosis of deep sea creatures in humans of the future.



                  e imagine a future that is completely dark.
                  Where humans have evolved into an altered
                  state of organisms, forming a different species interdependent on each other. Humans have had a devastating effect on oxygen levels in the ocean resulting in an inhospitable environment for deep sea creature. Causing deoxygenation of the ocean’s warmer upper layers and disrupting marine ecosystems. These organisms cannot survive in the depleted oxygen water anymore and, therefore, retaliated against humans, infested human bodies in order to survive. The human race has undergone a paradigm shift, engaged in a symbiotic relationship with other organisms. These organisms grow out from the spinal cord as the human sensory receptors are located in the head and are able to release a light by means of a chemical reaction that the new organisms produce.



Teaser video of the concept and skin



              ur concept for the skin is to create a light organ as an
              extension of the human body. We want to host living
              organisms on our second skin to illuminate the otherwise invisible creatures from the deep sea. Due to scarcity of oxygen resources in the future we are addressing the new territories where organisms can live in more oxygen responsive skins.


Bio[lum] Skin_Thora H Arnardottir

The organ

The whole organ being worn by model and the tint of glow illustrated in the 'ribs'.

           he skin was made from Kombucha Skin or a
           cellulose, produced by millions of tiny bacteria
           grown in a container of sweet green tea with a bioplastic rib cage with a spine made from agricultural byproducts such as gelatine, and food waste. The spine is rigid but flexible and is therefore ideal for integrating it as an application within the skin to contextualize the ‘organ’ with the body.


The spine

Spine of the skin in its drying stage and the hood dryied and worn

IAAC, Skin2.

Skin2 is a seminar at IaaC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia developed at Master in Advanced Architecture, MAA02 in 2016 

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