My evolving definition sees relational prosthetics (RPs) as straddling the boundary between generating symbolic meaning and facilitating participatory experience. Assuming that the All-i-pops are not to be actually consumed, knowing that the hat/shoes piece (How about a little support?!) is near impossible to use, and seeing that the connected shirts piece (3shirt ---> Dress for the occasion) and the phone (Earphone) are likely meant only to be looked at, these pieces by FromKeetra are moving more toward the symbolic end of the spectrum.
Profile of the artist/designer taken from the website of collaborator Rockwell Group:
More links about FromKeetra and/or Keetra Dean Dixon:
-Very brief, somewhat uninformative interview
-Brief video with/about her and her work
EDIT (10/10/2016): Dixon has grouped some of these works under the new(?) title "Apparati for Collaboration: How to work together." This grouping includes a work I don't remember seeing when I first posted these. See below:
|Union Sleeve; aka Arm Trap|