I’ve been doing a project on student responses and experiences of Covid-19. It is a digitally interactive textile piece. I’ve made a series of digitally interactive face masks that all have a character attached to them that holds a different opinion/ experience on Covid in relation to university. The idea is to place a mask containing a fob onto a bust that has an Arduino, speaker, DFPlayer mini and an NFC reader that will read the fob and play out a voice recording of that character’s opinion/ experience.
Alongside this I have another patchwork bust using only the fabrics I used for each of the masks, lino printed with their opinions and stitched together. The bust is slightly deformed to show that it is an amalgamation of students and their views.