Vidmina Stasiulytė is a design researcher, fashion designer, and artist, whose work merges the field of non-visual aesthetics, sonic identity, design archives, and inclusion. Starting with costume performances and individual fashion collections, later she expanded her practices into interactive sculpture, sound, and installation art. Vidmina's current Ph.D. research is investigating the dressed body as a temporal form. Prior to Ph.D. studies, she was investigating acoustically oriented design methods within the artistic-social projects for inclusion (e.g. Anti-ideal, Beyond Seeing) aiming to build the foundations for non-visual aesthetics and open up space for sound-based thinking.
Her current Ph.D. research is investigating the dressed body as a temporal form and revising fashion from a different, sonic, perspective. By re-thinking the dressed body distinctly as a matter of sound gestalt, the research opens up a new thinking space for designing with the sonic materialities and builds up the foundations for non-visual aesthetics. Sonic Fashion Library (SFL) is a part of the research practice. SFL is a virtual platform that consists of 500 sound records of various fashion items: fabrics, materials, clothing, accessory, and footwear. More about the research: http://sonicfashion.se/
The Ph.D. research is done within the international Research training program ArcInTexETN (funded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action, Horizon 2020). More about the project: https://arcintexetn.com/