‘Alive’ is a kinetic textile surface which expands and contracts at a fixed tempo, giving the viewer an impression of it being alive and breathing. The use of a transluscent reflective material in combination with a tinted mirrored surface gives it a surreal, almost alien like existence.

The following experiment is based on the idea of Biophilia, which is a hypothesis that we as humans have an innate urge to affiliate with other forms of life. The project investigates how this biophilic affiliation could be introduced on to our everyday material environments - helping create empathetic and considered material experiences.

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