Intimate Memory clothing

Intimate Memory, by Joanna Berzowska, includes a shirt and a skirt that display their history of use. Electronic devices and circuitry were woven into the garments so that they can witness and account for acts of intimacy, and they indicate the amount of time elapsed since the intimate events occurred.


The Intimate Memory shirt has a very sensitive microphone in the collar and a series of light points in a flower pattern incorporated into the front. When a friend or partner whispers something into your ear, the breath touches the microphone. It records this event and the lights will light up, showing that an intimate event has occurred.

Seen at the Touch Me exhibition, V&A museum, london, until 29 August 2005.

See also Alison Lewis’ Closer project.