Parasite is a commentary on our relationship with technology and our increasing parallel existence with cyborgs. Technology has been a parasite for many years, feeding off of human actions and emotions, instigating behavior both provoking and addicting. This piece exaggerates the parasitic aspects of technology by making them visible.
Made from copper, Parasite grows off of the central nervous system, mirroring a spine. The materiality of the copper creates a galvanic skin sensor and responds to the salt in human sweat. As the wearer sweats more and more, the parasite pulses with light brighter and brighter, forming the connection from human to parasite.