RESEARCH | COMPUTATION
"Symphorophilia is a paraphilia in which sexual arousal involves staging and watching a disaster, such as a fire or a traffic accident. The term was coined by John Money in his 1984 paper Paraphilias: Phenomenology and classification, formed from the Greek root συμφορά (symphora)."
It is the year of abhorrence, disturbance, chaos and delusion. Fashion, in search of ecstasy, exhorts a new aesthetic infatuation. A carnal materialism drawn upon the extremities of man-made destruction and consumption, all cluttered in a junk-like state corroding the fleshy body.
We have entered a saturated world, where fashion is for the mere paradoxical pleasure of both fascination and eradication, transforming itself into a whimsical display manifested in our actions. This plethora of temptations, sins and opulence, have become the masturbation apparatus of our corporeal beings, succumbed to symphorophilia as an embodied aesthetics.
A series of fashion visualisations have been produced, as a design speculation into the changing aesthetic vision of the fashioned body in the post-human age. Procedural and experimental simulations have been applied to the body, to emit vivid and ferocious dress representations with the possibility to be translated into 3D printable forms.
Ballard, J. (2014). Crash. London: Fourth State.