Light and Shadow Play

The project ‘Light and Shadow Play’ explores how the sun can be used when working with aesthetics of urban environments using textiles. The project investigates the interplay of outdoor textiles as a sun shading element in urban, public, architectural spaces.

What happens when we use the sun’s heat and light to create a play of light and shadow through a textile surface? What happens when you work/design with an unpredictable parameter – the sun – in relation to the more traditionally controllable way in textile design processes?

The result of the project is presented through an exhibition with the following objects; an interactive 3D model, two animated films and six storyboards, summarize the research process and results. The interactive model is open for the audience to interact with through their own observations and discoveries.

Jansen, B. and Ledendal, M. (2011) Light and Shadow Play – the sun as an aesthetic trigger for urban textiles, Ambience’11 exhibition… where art, technology and design meet, University of Borås. Swedish School of Textiles, p.50-55, Link.