Callum Nash

Work

Copyright 2016

4 Dimensional Entity

2015, Conceptual, Industrial Design

These are stills from test footage of a costume I am developing for a film. I cannot say much more than that for now, but the suit is an experiment in a composite fabric I have created. A kind of morphing polygon surface composed of triangular mirrors.

The costume is based on a realisation that if we were to go into the future, it would not be like our science fiction imagination of the future, just as our present is nothing like the futures imagined by the writers of the 1950s or even the 1990s. What would strike you most, is the pervading weirdness of the future of technology. For example, when I was growing up, portable televisions were extant, I even had one, and so it would be easy for me to imagine small, flat, portable colour screens such that we have on smart phones today. But the shape of our modern smartphones, and the extreme lack of surface detail, would seem very odd, as almost every device at that time had external controls.

This design is an expansion of this idea, the movements of the human inside are entirely disguised, and the triangular mirrors create confusing fractal reflections that makes it hard to define the physical shape of the object.