Australian artist Lucy McRae creates work that straddles the lines between technology, fashion and the human body. Her latest project, Swallowable Parfum is the result of a collaboration with Harvard biologist Sheref Mansy.
Still in the research phase, Swallowable Parfum is a capsule that when digested causes the body to release a natural fragrance through its perspiration glands. The genetically unique scent is dependant on the individual’s temperature, emotion and physical activity – turning the skin’s surface into an atomiser.
According to the duo the capsule is being developed as a tool: “To open discussion with the cosmetic, pharmaceutical, fashion and technology industries, challenging the way we could consume perfume in the future.”
Lucy McRae's work is also featured in Colour in Suspension.