This project explores the capacity of electorluminiscent paint to function as a light source. It’s a technology developed in the ’60 which is essentially a painted circuit; a multi-layered system which uses an alternating current (A.C) power source to emit light. It works by generating a phosphorescent layer between 2 conductive layers.

This paint is not harmful for the environment, it can be produced and applied locally. The supports for the light source are made with untreated minerals I had in my studio. One sourced from a salt mine in Cardona, Spain and the other a piece of quartz found locally in Girona, Spain.

Photographies by Laia Benavides

For technical information and suppliers: https://fabtextiles.org/painting-electro-luminescence/

The intent of this project was to draw focus to innovation and development that brings autonomy to people while reducing the production impact. It was done with Aldana Persia, June 2016.

For technical information and suppliers: https://fabtextiles.org/painting-electro-luminescence/