María Apud Bell


A versatile second skin / CONCEPT

Singular, a mask for multiple appearances, exploits the colour changing properties of nanocrystals. It consists of thin membrane containing  responsive molecules that enables people to have a dynamic face. 


Existing scientific research uses nanocrystals to create erasable prints through a colour changing redox reaction in the presence of UV light. The synthetic skin is 3D printed and RGB molecules are deposited on its surface. When exposed to light different colours become visible and blend to create all colours following the principle of paper printers.

Collaboration with Ben Moffatt, Huishan Ma and Robert Rouse