Fabric That Looks Like Foil

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Fabric That Looks Like Foil

The new curtain at the Oslo Opera House was commissioned from LA-based artist Pae White. It was reportedly created using a CNC loom weaving three different kinds of fabric to render a raster image of a scanned piece of crumpled aluminum foil. [via CRAFT]

10 thoughts on “Fabric That Looks Like Foil

  1. Alan says:

    Those seated in the Orchestra section will be receiving free, unlimited popcorn in 3, 2, 1 …

  2. Jay Rishel says:

    the stuff you can do with a jacquard loom is pretty amazing. they inspired Babbage’s difference engine and IBM adopted their punch cards as a data system.

  3. npkeith says:

    I only have 2 questions –
    1) Is it conductive?
    2) If I sew a hat out of it, will it block the CIA/FBI/Illuminati mind control rays?

  4. Daniel Kim says:

    Just looking at it, I can hear the crinkle sound of the foil. If I were in the room, my ears would be constantly cringing in anticipation.

  5. Brandy Miller says:

    That’s a lot of effort to make something so incredibly unattractive :P

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