space between layers = lights off

layers pressed together = lights on

Swatches explore interactions between magnets and metals / textile as potential energy

Permeate is a double cloth textile designed to light up when textile is pressed on or collapsed. Magnets in one layer effect reed switches in another, closing the circuit by a slight change in affinity. The magnets and reed switches do not need to actually touch but just move closer together (approximately 4 cm). Lights turn off when the distance exceeds this measurement.

Double cloth designed in Nedgraphics and handwoven on a floor loom.
Plastics, cut cellophane, cording, monofilament, welded circuitry.


AHNIKA WOOD,   Photography Credit: Karina Rovira, Shaye Garrigan