Fashion designer Ying Gao has created a pair of dresses that light-up and writhe around when you stare directly at them.

Called (No)where and (Now)here, the dresses use an eye-tracking system to detect when a spectator is looking. A person's gaze activates tiny motors that move parts of the dress in any number of patterns. The system can also turn off the lights and illuminate the dresses.

One dress is covered in photo-luminsescent thread that dangles from ruched fabric, while the other features glow-in-the-dark threads that form a base layer with fabric cut into ribbons bunched over the top.

The project will be presented at the Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art this coming November, followed by the Textile Museum of Canada in Spring 2014.

[Source: Dezeen]