Those Who Affected Me
Nationalmuseum Design @Kulturhuset, Sergels Torg, Stockholm, September 2nd 2016 – January 15th 2017
Those Who Affected Me is an interactive light emitting textile art installation. Suspended in mid air, over 1,5 meters tall, and 2,5 meter diameter, the four winged structure invites the audience to gently touch the textile and reacts by sending colorful ripples up and down the intricate fabric.
The custom designed jacquard textile is using optical fibers connected to about 500 individually programmable color LEDs, connected to a microcomputer. Thin, electrically conducting copper threads are woven in to create touch sensitive areas inside the fabric. The 11 meters of fabric are mounted with steel rods around a steel cylinder.
In December 2015 she was awarded the “Encouragement of Culture” from Sten A Olssons foundation with the motivation:
with the motivation:
“For those who are accustomed to thinking of the woven fabric as something quiet and controlled, the encounter with Malin Bobeck’s work will be bewildering. Her textiles careen, sparkle and switch between different moods. They arouse curiosity and invite us to be tactile. In her still young artistic practice, Malin Bobeck aims to create changing spatial structures in which the latest lighting and interactive technology is combined with handicraft. She is part of a broad movement in craft and design that combines traditional methods with contemporary technology, in an inquiring and inclusive way. Her approach rejuvenates the craft and also creates a new and exciting context for the achievements of engineering science.”
Currently on show at Nationalmuseum Design, Stockholm, September 2nd 2016 – January 15th 2017
Past exhibition: Gothenburg Museum of Art, December 5th 2015 – February 21st 2016
Technology and media:
- Custom optical fibre textile, woven on jacquard loom at Ekelund Weavers, Horred, Sweden.
- Teensy 3.1 microcontroller.
- WS2812 addressable RGB LED pixels.
- SLS 3D-printed optical fibre connectors.
Adafruit Capacitive touch sensor
Cotton and polyester yarn
The project was funded by Innovativ Kultur