andetag [ˈanːdetaːɡ]

From ande (en. spirit) +‎ tag (en. take).

Swedish noun.

  1. breath, an inhalation and exhalation of air from the lungs.


Andetag is a visual manifestation of a deep breath, inviting people around the world to breathe in unison. The artworks are sculpted from custom woven textiles, animated with light to illustrate the flow of air through the lungs.

The animation allows the viewer to synchronize their breath with the artwork. Every piece is synchronized via the internet to every other, a global rhythm, gathering the world in one collective breath.

Malin Tadaa’s unique textile art emanates colors in hypnotizing patterns, leading the viewers to unconsciously connect their bodies with the art. The rhythm and flow of the breath is created from a sample of the artist’s own breathing. It changes slowly over time, using an algorithm based on the motion of the solar system, constantly changing, never repeating.

Edition: The first edition of Andetag will contain 50 unique pieces.

Medium: Custom woven optical fiber fabric. Woven by the artist at Ekelund Weavers in Horred, Sweden. Made with a cotton warp, and optical fiber, chenille, lurex and shrinking yarn in the weft. Addressable LEDs, controlled by a ESP32 microcontroller. Wooden frame.

Dimensions: The artworks in the series come in 3 sizes: 110 x 90 cm (vertical), 90 x 110 (horizontal) and 200 x 90 cm (diptych).

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