Reconfigure

Leah Buechley & Maurin Donneaud

Reconfigure, a costume for interactive performance, consists of a torso piece and an assortment of motion sensing appendages that can be snapped to the torso. Sensor data is wirelessly sent from the torso to a computer where it can be used to control music and video. The snap-on sensor sleeves can quickly be added to, removed from or rearranged on the torso. This project was inspired by the way dancers wear and frequently rearrange quirky layers of clothing—mismatched leg warmers, chiffon skirts, torn sweat pants and holey shoes. Constructed using new electronic textile techniques, the garment is form-fitting and stretchy.