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Shades of Light by Aoife Wullur

Aoife Wullur has developed a new way of weaving electronics and fabric together. Several widths of very thin conductive yarn form separate little circuits in the fabric. The low voltage current in the coin cell batteries around the edges of the fabric feed the led-lights on a colony of little metal spiders. Their magnetic legs connect the positive and the negative wires, and cling to each other and the next layer of fabric. They perform a play on light, transparency and layeredness; changing their position will create new patterns and shapes. Shades of Light adds a new dimension to curtains, draperies and screens.

Aoife Wullur