laser cyanotype (laser dye)

    laser cyanotype (laser dye) - Youfab 2015

    inspired by Robert Henke's "Fragile Territory", I use max/msp to generate/mix audio waves for controlling the galvanometers inside the laser projectors and to generate the graphic by jitter and some simple kaleido and fractal effects.
    Inspired by the oldest photographic printing process "cyanotype", laser dye is an optical dyeing method that makes digital fabric printing process possible at home, by hacking the conventional laser projector (with galvanometers), it is turned into an optical fabric printer, hence the users are able to laser print single color graphic on fabric or 3d objects in massive sizes (150*150cm at this moment). The dyeing feature looks like hybrid of digital print and hand-dyed, color can be toned after bleaching just like traditional photo processing method.