Karina van Heck’s Body Speaker is a experimental electronic music system that consists of a number of wearable devices that amplify and capture the internal sounds of your body.
According to FashioningTechnology’s Syuzi:
The device draws the wearer below the surface of his own skin and allows them to investigate and remix the various sounds of his bodily functions.
The project is a commentary and criticism of the use of invasive technologies, such as X-rays and small cameras used to observe internal organs, by the medical industry to probe the human body.
For me, this project suggests a certain spirituality that requests the user to listen and “tune” the frequency of his own body. It’s almost a metaphor for meditation.
Unfortunately, the promo video’s fetishistic focus on the mechanics of Body Speaker leaves you with barely any idea of what the output is – making you think that the model is hot, but the Body Speaker is not.