The Talking skirt

By using a conductive fingerprint and touching a page on the skirt you activate the skirts Poetry. You will hear poetry spoken by the Poems Author. This is a prototype that works and proves concept.

Recycled technology, conductive thread, retro dress makers mannequin = an interactive skirt that is activated by a conductive finger print and will recite poetry.

Electronics by Paul Alting van Geusau

Made of 32 one-metre-long pin-tucks, 77 metres of conductive thread, 16 metres of stainless steel and new and recycled technology,


Talking Skirt

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AIR 2011 is an artist in residence program developed and managed by arts@work in partnership with the Australia Council for the Arts.

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This project was assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts and by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

In its second year the 2011 AIR program will see seven artists working in six selected Tasmanian Department of Education Schools around the state.

Creating an intersection between artists and schools, this program includes opportunities for artists or groups of artists to acquire new skills in an education environment while developing their professional practice. The residencies offer students and staff exposure to artists and their practice and the chance to learn specialised skills through both watching and working with professional artists.

"Silk Road" is 7meters by 80cm weight 232grms silk and merino felt.

Silk Road

Current -
Material Girl 2011 Exhibition

Women Behind the Wheel

Venue: Burnie Coastal Art Gallery

211 Mount Street Upper Burnie

Date: Friday 18 March 2011 onwards.