Doing the Laundry in the Metaverse


New Media


Nadja Schmidle


Final Project

Field of Study

New Media


The installation deals with the relationship between physical body and digital dress. The washing line symbolizes the place where virtual garments float into other dimensions; detached from the wearer and freed from any signs of the tangible realm. Evolving from the vision of artificial intelligence the traits of digital fashion are brought to life and the pixels of the generated images weave into new fabric. Hyperreal textiles breathe and dance to the rhythm and sounds of the physical word. The project treats clothing not as a canvas for personal expression but as a mirror that reflects modern consumption located on the intersection of being physical and digital, retro and innovative, “en vogue” and sustainable, mundane and extraordinary.