“SymbiosisO: Voxel” at tribeca ISSEY MIYAKE All images courtesy GION. April 4 -28th


SymbiosisO: Voxel artists Alex Dodge (left) and Eszter Ozsvald (right) with curator Robert von Leszczynski (center)

Dear Shaded Viewers,

In true symbiosis with the essence of the brand Issey Miyake, "SymbiosisO: Voxel" is an interactive exhibition by Eszter Ozsvald, Kart Ojavee and Alex Dodge.The project combines dyed with thermochromic inks with invisible embedded electronics, when a human touches the installation the color changes and allows its viewer to design running animations on the textile via a mobiel, we-based interface. The collaboration is the artists' vision for future production of consumer products which include clothing and that emply this new technology.


Robert von Leszczynski and writer Yumiko Sakuma interacting with SymbiosisO: Voxel



artists Eszter Ozsvald and Alex Dodge showing a visitor how to interact with the installation using the online interface


artist Eszter Ozsvald interacting with SymbiosisO: Voxel


visitor using the web-based interface to interact with SymbiosisO: Voxel



The web-based interface is active and available at:



Using their iPhones and iPads, users can visit the web-based interface and can tap on the voxels on the screen to create a pattern (or 

a number of changing patters if they choose to), press the SUBMIT button and see the pattern appear on the SymbiosisO: Voxel textile 

installation located in the tribeca ISSEY MIYAKE space. Note that it's best not to press the SUBMIT button unless you're physically in the tribeca ISSEY MIYAKE space to see the animation come to live on the wall piece.


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Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.