Geiger Cloak (2010 - In progress)

Textiles / Costume / Electronics

As scientific knowledge reveals ever more unintuitive, unimaginable aspects of the natural world, can we imagine ways of representing these and physically experiencing them? And, in turn, use technology as a means to reveal a hidden ‘magic’ in everyday reality?

Using an embedded modified Geiger Counter, the Geiger Cloak reveals when a single energetic particle from outer space (otherwise known as a cosmic ray or ionizing radiation) passes through the body of the wearer, by creating a physical sensation as well as an intriguing spectacle of this invisible phenomenon. A phenomenon which is happening to you at this very moment.