Designboom | alex dodge: generative

Posted on Jul 12, 2010

by Andrea DB

original article – July 12, 2010

the interests of new york-based artist alex dodge extends into the relationships
between humanity, technology, art and design, in which he has designed a collection
of garments of concept prototypes developed in collaboration with brooklyn-based
tech start-up generative. each of the works address the notion of passive interfacing;
engaging the human body through acquiescent means. some of the pieces seem to be influenced
by science fiction while others are more accessibly clear-cut. the prototypes developed by
dodge himself, range in their levels of functionality, but are presented here as art objects
and design objects on equal standing. while dodge may focus on creating mass-manufacturable
products, envisioning that they bring people one step closer to a utopian ideal,
dodge’s objects fetishize the technological imperative, or the inevitable hybridization
of man and machine, as something worthy of appreciation in itself.