Sept, 20, 2010: Regina Maria Moeller: “Com(ment)ic: Wondersuits, Fast skin and Poison Ivy”

Comic superheroes dress in hightech suits that support their hyperactivities with magic powers. Are these “wondersuits” fictional? Or have they become models for current ‘second’ skin developments including survival and performance enhancement suits worn by astronauts, athletes, and others? Möller also discusses the power of nature as personified by the DC Comics supervillainess, Poison Ivy, a key figure in her exhibition, embodiment – dress plot.

Regina Maria Moeller is a German artist, author, founder of the magazine regina, and creator of the label “embodiment.” She is a professor at the Trondheim Academy of Fine Art / Faculty of Architecture and Fine Art at the Norwegian University of Science andTechnology.

Take the MBTA red line to the Kendall/MIT stop. Follow Main Street west to Ames Street, turn left, and walk one block. Ames Street has limited on-street parking. Visitors may park in MIT campus lots after 5PM. (The Hayward Lot is on Hayward Street, off of Amherst Street.)

 

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