Bio-Accessories

Bio-accessories is a series of wearable couture pieces which mask the unpleasant sights, sounds and scents of the city. They were exhibited at the Melbourne City Library as part of Craft Victoria’s Craft Cubed, in August, 2009. (with Brittany Veitch)

Living in the city isolates us from the natural world. Skyscrapers soar above us instead of trees, while laneway stench emanates from the city grid. Bio-accessories is a series of wearable couture pieces which mask the unpleasant sights, sounds and scents of the city. Each piece incorporates a living organism to accompany the wearer throughout their day, creating a symbiotic relationship. The human tends to the animal or plant, which reciprocates by bringing fresh air, light, greenery, privacy or birdsong to the wearer.

All photos by Ben Landau and Brittany Veitch

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