The exhibition EXEMPLARY: 150 Years of the MAK – from Arts and Crafts to Design sparks an inspired and inspiring confrontation between the long-standing history of the MAK collection and contemporary design avant-garde. Tying in with EXEMPLARY’s unique presentation, nine internationally acclaimed design mavens participated in an experiment exploring the significance of the MAK collection as both a source of inspiration and a venue for envisaging everyday life in the future.
Ying Gao is the creator of one of these “exemplary” projects: for Incertitudes she uses acoustic sensors in outfits which react to voices and sound with movement. The movement is generated electromechanically via a double layer of fabric and creates an aesthetic that is equally reminiscent of art, fashion, and technology.
Visitors of the exhibition are invited to use the online participation platform to comment on and contribute to this unique exemplary collection.