Edibleskin imagines a future in which fashion becomes merely an extension of the body. From growing and consuming second-skins, to grown materials extending and altering the relationship with materials on the body, to swallowable pills that cause cellulose-material to form on the surface of skin, the work uses biotechnology and biomaterials to explore an alternative future where the relation between living and non-living, things and bodies, is expanded and blurred. These speculative future rituals of self-fashioning ultimately invite critical discussion of the ways in which we shape biotechnology in relation to everyday life.
Ali Schachtschneider is a designer fascinated with the body’s interaction with science and technology which she explores through the growth of materials. Her experimental work is rooted in extensive research. Engaging a variety of materials and technologies, she conducts hands on lab-based research as the guiding force in her process. Ali uses tools from a […]