Maxwell’s Equations is a collaboration between Barbara Layne, Studio subTela and Lauren Osmond, with Geneviève Moisan, Tahseen Mustafa, Ahmed Kishk, Donna Legault, Hesam Khoshneviss, Sareh Majidi, RythÂ Kesselring, Claire Nadon, and Marc Beaulieu.
Maxwell’s Equations consists of three garments that incorporate unique antenna designs that wirelessly connect the garments to one another. The designs draw inspiration from 19th century fashion and from James Maxwell’s pioneering theories of electromagnetic fields. When physically aligned, the strength of the connection will change the texts and formulas scrolling through the LED panels. The antennas on the front of the dresses are in the shape of one of Maxwell’s diagrams.
Photo credit First Image: Matthew Brooks; Black and White Image is Nina Bouchard: all others do not require photo credit.