Inflatable Suit 2009-2010

Inflatable Suit

Based on a modified inflatable sumo costume, the Inflatable Suit is wirelessly controlled. The suit is worn mostly during the performance Black Box Ni, where the Black Box triggers the inflation of the costume according to its programme.

The idea was to make a wearable device that would alter my physicality and provide visual indication of a level of machine control over my body. I did not want a coercive, torture instrument like device as used by other techno artists in the past, and went for a softer approach

Marcel Li Antunez Roca, Epizoo, 1994.

The inflation is synchronised with the rising of the flower on the Sunbaiso.

Main photograph by Manuel Vason, 2010