This limited edition watch was commissioned by Swatch for the 2001 MoMA P.S.1 Warm Up season. Intended as part of a series of personal cooling devises – that included a hydration pac and a spray atomizer – for Subwave (see MoMA P.S.1 Subwave), the watchband gel sleeve was designed to be chilled on ice and worn over the inner pulse-point of the wrist. Before the smart watch or Fitbit-type health trackers, Swatch Ice was conceived of as a low-tech device to help lower body temperature.
New York, USA
Lindy Roy with Barbara Ludescher
MoMA P.S.1 Subwave, The Times Capsule, The Voting Booth Project: WMD