Elevation Prosthetics Research

2014

Maryland Institute College of Art Senior Thesis Exhibition

EPR is a research initiative to understand the use of high altitude gear as a type of prosthetic that works into the body schema of the explorer.  The installation includes a gallery rock wall with rotating hand holds and hand-made harness belay system, Summit Flags with the EPR logos, a Wing suit constructed after falling down a wormhole of internet research on base-jumping, and a personal parachute patterned off of Kim's own artist logo which represents the shadow of a mountain extending into a horizon. 

Photos by Dan Meyers

Kim interacting with the belay system wearing personalized climbing attire.