Create Digital Light Graffiti With Water-Sensitive LEDs

Create Digital Light Graffiti With Water-Sensitive LEDs

Anyone can create luminescent art with a surface that lights up when it comes into contact with moisture.

Nestor Bailly, PSFK
  • 13 august 2012

French artist Antonin Fourneau has tinkered his way to creating a unique piece of art that encourages public participation with an unusual medium. His Water Light Graffiti project is a wall of LED lights that illuminate when exposed to moisture, allowing people to create visuals with water guns, spray mist and even body moisture.

Working from the Parisian Digitalarti lab, Fourneau unveiled his project to the public in the French city of Poitiers where the public and local art collectives gathered July 22nd to 24th for demonstrations and some fun.

Using the Water Light Graffiti wall anyone can become a temporary graffiti artist and light up the night with drippy water designs. Beyond artistic use, this technology could be integrated in advanced digital signage for advertisements, weather advisories or public notices. Perhaps a digital billboard using this technique would have a secret message that would be revealed by streaks of rain, showing a fleeting and context-specific message.

Click through the thumbnails below to see more images of the striking designs.

Check out this video of the Water Light Graffiti project in action below.



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