DISCO DISH… New Collaboration – Photochromic Sequins

This year Dr Sara Robertson and myself (Dr Lynsey Calder) have been working on a new e-textiles collaboration of lenticular inspired photochromic sequins. I am very excited to show some of the results of our work together which was both very enjoyable (I LOVE LOVE LOVE working with Sara) and inspiring for potential future projects.

Photochromic sequins

SEQUINS ACTIVATED BY SUNLIGHT

We had the idea that we wanted to create a pattern which appeared when exposed to UV (Sunlight or simulated) and could be animated by movement. By using inspiration from lenticular designs and artists such as Takahiro Kurashima, namely ‘Poemotion’ and Bridget Riley’s monochrome and colourful optical patterns.

(more to follow on this story very soon)

 

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About L.Calder

I am a designer maker mainly specialising in the field of textiles and design. I use colour changing and responsive dyes combined with simple electronics to create colourful pieces of work that can change depending on environment and programming. I also work with various materials and imagery to communicate concepts and ideas as well as create artefacts that are engaging and visually stimulating.

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