By Red Hong Yi
Astrawlogy explores the materials side of computational media through blending handcrafted circuitry with 27,000 translucent drinking straws. It is an interactive installation showcasing the relationship with constellations utilizing translucent straws and Chibitronics LED stickers to emit light at various intensities.
Project Webpage: http://redhongyi.com/portfolio/astrawlogy/#prettyPhoto
About the Artist
Red Hong Yi is a Chinese-Malaysian contemporary artist who makes work expressing her heritage and Chinese diasporic consciousness. Known as “the artist who paints without a paintbrush”, she creates mixed media installations by reinterpreting everyday materials through the accumulation of objects. By combining traditional craftsmanship and digital technology, she creates work that consider perceptual habits and preconceptions on the chosen objects and subjects, expressing the themes of women and race.