|Diplom-Designerin ++++ this platform is under construction ++++|
17.05 - 29.09.2019 |
Christine Herdin and Katharina Wahl
"Schmusemaske Schleckstein" and
"Schmusemaske Schleckstein customized"
Design Museum Gent
A first version of the App "Schmusemaske Schleckstein customized" is presented together with six new physical masks. The Design Museum Gent kindly supported the further development of this project to be a part of the show DIEREN OP MAAT.
Schmusemaske Schleckstein is a recreational chew combining mask and toy for a kinky and thrilling game to be enjoyed by both human and dog. Disguise, dedication, disgust, danger and devotion create an atmosphere for deep-rooted emotional and tribal interconnections to evolve.
Starting from first experiments based on the mould of an Anonymous mask the project now focuses on customization: A 3D-file of the dog owners face is combined into a personal mask with additional stimulating adjustments to improve chewability and enhance excitement. First introduced in a passive video simulation as part of "Creatures Made to Measure Animals and Contemporary Design Ò at Marta Herford in 2018 we were now able to take first steps in developing an App to provide an interactive experience for the Gent audience. In a later phase of this ongoing work a personalized mask can be ordered as a 3D-printed Schmusemaske Schleckstein.