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Artisanal binakol fabric, lenticular lens, transparent 3D printed parts, LEDs

6 x 17 x 23 inches


From the Maker:

The Binakol fabric, indigenous to the Ilokanos and Itneg communities of the Philippines, is a ceremonial cloth meant for protection: its geometric patterns of squares and rectangles create a dizzying effect to drive away bad spirits. The lenticular lens transforms LED pixels into gentle, mesmerizing threads of activated light. BINAKOL explores and attempts to soften the dissonance between indigenous and diasporic, fabric and circuitry, traditional and new media.


Nico (they/she) is a queer Filipinx creative technologist and multidisciplinary light artist that uses audiovisual equipment, interactive technologies, and digital fabrication tools for live performances, light sculptures, and installations. Their audio-reactive light installations have been featured in the Illumination Light Art Festival, Other Art Fair, and at several music venues including Knockdown Center, Elsewhere, and National Sawdust. Nico's continuation to explore light as an art medium in a white-male dominated space is an act of resistance and a manifestation of QPOC indulgence, joy, and pleasure. Light is radiating, warm, mesmerizing, and they believe at its very essence, light can be void of controversy, classism, and racism.


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Nico Cabalquinto, BINAKOL

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