Beer dress....fabric of the future? How can we clothe ourselves sustainably?
Gary Cass - aka The Creative Scientist is based in Perth and has been a key creative collaborator with numerous international arts and sciences projects; including Fermented Fashion, the first dresses in the world made from wine and beer.
Cass is director of The Scientific Creativity Initiative, which has a philosophy that “creativity is as important as literacy and numeracy.” Cass’ collaborative projects have been exhibited around the world including; a fringe event at the Venice Biennale and Documenta Germany; Trinity College Science Gallery, Ireland; Signature Art Prize in Singapore; and ArtStays Slovenia. Fermented Fashion has recently gained media coverage with AOL.com, appeared in the 2014 Ripley’s Believe It or Not and part of World EXPO 2015 in Milan. Cass’ newest project, iDNAtity audio – making music from your genes - is exciting and engaging students, using creativity, into the sciences.