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The faucet and fixture company Grohe created a conductive wall that illuminated when it comes in contact with H2O.

Antonin Fourneau, a French digital artist announced a collaboration with faucet maker Grohe on new products. To mark the occasion at a New York City event in Grohe’s showroom, Fourneau brought his water graffiti wall and let visitors create some of their own artwork (hydro tagging?). PSFK spoke with Fourneau who eplained that the original inspiration for the project came on a trip to China where he witnessed a man painting on the sidewalk with water.

The digital version uses a a grid of LED lights each surrounded by a star shaped metal conductor. When water touched the conductor is completes the circuit and the bulb will light up. As the water dries, the lights dim and eventually turn off.

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