Practical semi-armour

Practical Semi-Armour is a costume designed to draw attention to the parts of the body most affected by long periods of sitting in front of a computer.

The design was inspired by the health implications of the sedentary lifestyle demanded of knowledge workers. Each component of the costume corresponds to a point where one's body makes contact with furniture when working on a computer. These are the parts most vulnerable to the effects of desk-bound work - the parts most needing of 'protection'. Practical Semi-Armour offers a witty and grotesque, yet rational response to the demands that home office workers make on their bodies. It encourages reflection on work/life balance and the physical effects of our increasingly digital lives.

Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw

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