The Project Rm at the Interactive Arts & Media Department, Columbia College Chicago presents A Fitting—an exhibition featuring the ongoing production of an interactive installation by game designers Amanda Dittami (B.A. Game Design ’12) and Blair Kuhlman (B.A. Game Design ’13). Through interdisciplinary collaborations with dancers and fashion designers from Columbia College Chicago, Dittami and Kuhlman will develop the installation in the Project Rm during the fall 2012 semester. Upon completion, the project will be considered for inclusion in the international traveling exhibition, Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women, and Art. Additionally, Dittami and Kuhlman will be launching a Kickstarter to coincide with the exhibition.
Dealing with sociocultural pressures and body ideals, A Fitting will put the viewer in control of a young woman undergoing a dress fitting in front of a mysterious audience. Using the full body motion control of the Microsoft Kinect, the woman, along with the viewer, will contort, twist, and bend in order to fit into the restrictive gown and please the audience.
As part of a new studio exhibition series, A Fitting gives visitors a chance to view an interactive project take shape. Functioning as an open studio, gallery performances, documentation, prototypes, test sessions, and visitor feedback will all inform the project as it progresses during the semester. Stay tuned for events and important exhibition dates throughout the fall semester.
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