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Anouk Wipprecht

Dutch-based Anouk Wipprecht is an artist, designer, curator, and lecturer, and a rising star in the emerging field of “interactive couture,” combining sartorial know-how with engineering smarts and style. Anouk creates systems around the body that tend toward artificial intelligence. An ingenious and strangely beautiful splice of couture and tech, her dresses may repel attackers, attract new friends, lay down a trail of smoke, or ward off bolts of lightning from a Tesla Coil. Anouk’s many credits include her creation of the 2011 SuperBowl Halftime show with the Blackeyed Peas, and her Technosensual Exhibition in Vienna, Austria in 2012 (which attracted 32,000 visitors over its 10-week span). She was invited to participate in the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in 2014, has been at CES every year since. Anouk was featured at the 3D PrintShow in Paris in 2015. We are in discussion with Anouk to bring a staged exhibit to SF demonstrating that what we wear can have a mind of its own.