Textile register of rain fall at a specific location.
With the prevalent rains in the Netherlands and its history of struggling with the elements, rain is deeply rooted in Dutch culture. I questioned what it would be like to capture the experience of rain fall on textile, so it becomes possible to ‘wear the weather’. For this I developed my own technique ‘pluviography’; photographic recordings of rain precipitation on textiles with a film coating that is sensitive to water.
The textiles form a collection of weather data: visual recordings of a drizzly day or even a monsoon, imprinted on textile. Each unique cloth is accompanied with its actual precipitation data of location, time and weather conditions.
The process is documented in a book, responds to the increase in precipitation intensity due to climate change using collaborative projects in fashion as one of the messengers. Made by Rain is an ongoing project.
Below a movie about the process, produced by Great Big Story and broadcasted on The Weather Channel
Dutch rain is imprinted on 100% silk textiles at different locations like Amsterdam, The Hague and New York.
All the textiles are customised with date, location coordinates, interval and mm of rainfall.
Order at www.madebyrain.com
Pictures: Lonneke van der Palen
Research book made for the context of my textiles. This self-published book is a record of process, inspiration and research to results of the project Made by Rain. Browse book
Graphic design in collaboration with Lena Steinborn
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