suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
DO THE MUTATION (Filippo NASSETTI & Alessandro ZOMPARELLI): COLLAGENE is a software written to create adaptive and customizable masks.
This project, developed by DO THE MUTATION, explores the border between physical and virtual, connecting computer code’s abstractions with the intimate, visceral dimension of body alteration brought by the mask theme. The topographic anatomy of the face acts as input for algorithms that generate the fibers that form the object, creating a material formation that after 3-D printing perfectly fits its territory, people’s faces.
The masks are produced as unique pieces through 3-D Printing and WINDFORM materials.
Windform LX 2.0 is the material chosen for this state-of-the-art application of generative design and it is a black polyamide-based material reinforced with glass fiber used in high performance fields from motorsport to aerospace industry.
Windform LX 2.0 is aesthetically pleasant, able to preserve in time the chromatic features, showing important mechanical characteristics that allow to create highly complex geometries avoiding the risk of breakings or deformations. The feeling on the skin is nice, allowing for a long-lasting dressing.
sP: What or who influenced this project?
FN & AZ: David Cronenberg, biological systems.
sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?:
FN & AZ: Watching: The Skin I Live In by P. Almodovar; Strange Days by K. Bigelow. Reading: Point Omega by D. De Lillo; The Foundation Trilogy by I. Asimov. Listening to: Indian Wells; Daft Punk; and Ulver.
sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?:
FN & AZ: Disguincio&Co., Cope-Arnold, JP Frenay, Sarif Industries.