Robin Kang

The Sixth Sense

Class of: 2023

Major: Fashion Design BFA

Medium: Plywood, armature wire, metal tubing, yarn

Faculty: Aviva Shulem

Prompt: Based on the research of exoskeletons and the human senses, create an exoskeleton made from linear materials.

The Sixth Sense is a mask intended to strip the wearer of their main senses and emphasize the sixth sense’s ability to thrive beyond the conventional five. As the deceptively soft yarn covered appendages hinder the wearer’s sight, hearing, and ability to breath, the wearer slowly begins to suffocate as they achieve their sixth sense out of the sheer necessity to survive. Plywood was used in the middle of the mask as a support for the long appendages that make up the mask. The plywood was cut into a thin half-inch curve to meet the requirement of using linear materials.