Water Light Graffiti, created by Antonin Fourneau in the Artlab

Antonin Fourneau’s artist residency in the Digitalarti Artlab resulted in the Water Light Graffiti project: an LED wall that reacts to contact with water. After several months of tests, prototypes and material improvements, the project finally saw the light for a few days in a public space in Poitiers, France (end of July 2012).

Since then, Water Light Graffiti has been exhibited in Paris, Las Vegas, Abu Dhabi, Barcelona, Rotterdam, New York, The Hague, Chicago, Amsterdam...

All the construction photographs : at this link
The prototypes period video : at this link (in french, translation by hackaday members here)
All the photographs of public exhibitions: at this link

gif : prostheticknowledge 

gif : prostheticknowledge

Water Light Graffiti is a project of Antonin Fourneau.
Engineer : Jordan McRae
Design Structure : Guillaume Stagnaro
Graffiti performance : Collectif Painthouse
Assistant team: Clement Ducerf and all the Artlab volunteers
Artlab Manager: Jason Cook

Filming: Sarah Taurinya & Quentin Chevrier
Photographs: Quentin Chevrier
Music: Jankenpopp (soundcloud.com/jankenpopp)
Editing and titles: Formidable Studio and Maïa Bompoutou

Support : Ville de Poitiers and Centre Culturel Saint Exupéry

Contact : services@digitalarti.com


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Water Light Graffiti

Love it! Please come to London! http://sco.lt/5JST5d

London would be great

Hi, we would love to go to London. But this isn't planned so far. If you are or if you know somebody who could book Water Light Graffiti for a show in London, pleaselet us know : services@digitalarti.com

have a good day

Great! How does it work?

I just love it! It's such a beautiful idea.

How do these leds work? Are they commercialized?

Thanks in advance for the info!


This is the greatest thing since Bill Bell's Lightstick!

Water Light Graffiti

This is definetely a new way to "create" pictures using light. I wonder if they will try it with LED's that change color with different temperature changes (i.e. red for hot water, blue for cold/ice water, yellow for warm, ect.). That would be an interesting project to do!