Resonant Garments: The Branko Belt

The Branko Belt   2017

The Branko Belt Project is a suite of 3 receiver dresses and one transmitter coat.  Each garment has an antenna embroidered on the front.  When oriented toward one another, the LED Display changes messages, depending on the signal strength.  The project is based on a medieval belt observed in the British Museum.  The antennas and scrolling narratives refer to the images on the original belt (a bear, a falcon, a wyvern and a panther) and the structural patterning of the laying also references the original metalwork.  The project was created in collaboration with Janis Jefferies and Studio subTela with the support of Helen Wolfe from the British Museum.

Contributors:  Genevieve Moisan, Tahseen Mustafa, Martin Peach, Ahmed Kishk, Hesam Khoshneviss, Claire Nadon, Ryth Kesselring, Fannie Savoie, Donna Legault, Romain DeBeze, Sarah Majidi, Tim Belliveau