The power of the gaze:Helga Schmid & Bronson Stamp | looking longer
We started this project by incapacitating one arm for four days in the hopes of beginning an understanding of the amputee experience. This experience left us with the insight that people don't look at you in a stranger way, but they do look at you longer. We used this to our advantage by designing clothes with explanations on the sleeve.
We also chose to examine the prevailing application of the word 'prosthetic' and bring to light the other prosthetics in daily use that aren't as obvious, such as eye glasses, contacts, body enhancements and pacemakers. We chronicled our experiments in a book with an amputated cover that had been cut apart and then stapled back onto the volume.