Stymphalian Birds

Stymphalian Birds is an art installation exploring the aesthetics of a hybrid textile at the crossroads of electronics and haute couture. The textiles combine traditional handcrafts with digital technologies, chemical processes and elements created by nature.

Stymphalian Birds are situated at the intersection between traditional featherwork and materials science ; the resulting textile offers complex haptic interactions with feathers.

The rooster tail feathers were stripped
During the polymerization process
Feathers during the polymerization in a becher
End of the process
The feathers are now conductive
To include the feathers into a flexible circuit, they are wrapped.
When someone will touch
a feather, it will trigger a sound feedback.
Installation made of Stymphalian textile.
Dress made of Stymphalian textile.