An amalgamation of modernistic headwear design and tangible digital technology, the Chromehatic is an entry into the flourishing world of wearable-tech that far from being merely an item of geeky attraction it enthralls with its intricate construction and stunning visual design. The wearer becomes both character and director through the close coupling of an almost costume-like aesthetic and the ability to control sound through movement, voice and touch. The Chromehatic is part of the SENSEries project, a collaboration between milliner and headwear designer Jodie Cartman and musician and instrument builder Crewdson. Video features singer FEMME and is filmed by Jon Hull.
“I love that the aesthetic of the headpiece, the interaction, the music, and the performance all fuse together. So, it’s a MIDI controller – it could be anything – but there’s a singular statement of style.” Create Digital Music “One thing’s for sure: we can certainly see Bjork wanting to experiment with this” The 405