Carapace masks are CARAPACE PROJECT products.
CARAPACE PROJECT is a deep future brand dealing with generative design, biodigital synthesis, prosthetics and form customization, generated by MHOX.
Contemporary scientific and technological research are changing the way man relates to his body. Synthetic biology, advanced prosthetics, biohacking let imagine future scenarios of physical transformation and redefinition, aesthetic and performative.
In this direction, Carapace is a possible evolution of the human body in which rigid elements similar to crustaceans’ and insects’ exoscheletons integrate and transform sensory districts: eyes, ears, nose, mouth. The masks collection Carapace is inspired by this vision: fossiles of a possible future, once worn these objects blur the limit between natural extension and artificial prosthesis.
The Carapace Masks collection includes two objects: Audiam and Vidiam. Audiam means “I will hear”. The Audiam mask is the fossil of a hearing-area’s evolution. The brain’s occipital lobe, seat of sight sense, expands itself, transforming its relationship with the ear and the hearing sense, defining a new condition of hyperconnectivity. Vidiam means “I will see”. Vidiam mask is the fossil of a sight-area’s evolution. A possible transformation caused by the pressure of an overexposed environment and the need for protection through identity’s concealment.
Audiam is a Latin word meaning ‘I will hear’. Audiam mask is the fossile of a hearing’s area evolution. The brain’s occipital lobe, seat of the sight sense, expands itself transforming its relationship with the ear and the hearing sense, defining a new condition of hyperconnectivity.
The Windform materials are characterized by their mechanical features. Windform LX 2.0 and Windform GT have been chosen to produce this top level face mask for their features: polyamide-based materials reinforced with glass fibers. Free-form design, custom-made solutions and the ability to build superior face masks can be obtained by using the combination of additive manufacturing and Windform materials.