Weather or Not #4: Borealis by Chris Kabel
Curtains of light floating in dark skies. Polar skies, the lights of winter. Made from woven fabric with a special glow in the dark yarn and a new technique invented to create very fluent transitions between delicate gradients in fabric. Digitally produced patterns are converted into fabric keeping this subtle color transition fluent after the translation from one medium to the other.
Every now and then the lights are briefly turned on to charge the glow in the dark yarn of the fabric. When the lights are turned off again the fabrics glow with a soft light in their pitch black surroundings. In the darkness the woven pattern floats in space. The famed ephemeral Northern lights have been transformed into a tangible experience.
Developed in 2013 for the Fogo Island Inn, Fogo Island, Newfoundland, Canada Development and production in collaboration with TextielLab in Tilburg, the Netherlands
Open Thu until Sun, 10.00 - 18.00 hours
When from 7 November until December 2015
Friday - Saturday from 18:30 until 24:00h
MU wishes to thank the artists behind Dear Climate, Onder de Leidingstraat, Plug In City Gemeente Eindhoven, Ministry of OCW and Trudo for making Weather or Not possible.