Orthosis

At age forty my father was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and over the course of the next twenty years, I would witness his degeneration. In the initial stages of the disease he would struggle to write. Something as simple as this is a reminder of the important role physical mobility and human connection play in our lives.

Orthosis encapsulate the participant and audience in a simulated disability experience. Empathetic awareness is drawn out from the viewer while the frustration and clever problem-solving skills find its way to the participant wearing the orthotic analog device.

c.2015 | School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Chicago, IL

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