A mask concept envelops the user in the scent of grass and the sound of their breath.

A rather peculiar interactive art project is presented by designer Mattia Casalegno that offers a unique experience for participants. The Open is a mask that wraps around the user’s face and forces them to smell a fresh patch of grass and listen to their own breath.

Casalegno explains:

The device defines also a sensory territory constructed by the rhytm of the breath, which is diffused from the headphones with a 1.5 sec. delay.

The work plays with the Deleuzian notion of ritornell, and about the quality of sound to define a territory. The space defined by the sound of breathing is in a state of costant imbalance between the physical act and its sensory perception and traces an unstable relationship with the intimate environment the garment reproduces.

This content is available for Basic Members.
Already a member, log in