Designed to be purely functional, electronic circuits stay hidden in a plastic shell. Fascinated by these encrypted complexities, Cindy worked on a technique which enables her to print with electricity.
The project Electro Colour adopts a physical phenomenon called electrolysis of water, which describes the decomposition of H2O into oxygen and hydrogen gas when an electric current is passed through.
The water is replaced with an organic dye from red cabbage juice, which is a pH indicator and allows the technique to be visualized in colour. Staining silk and ceramics with the juice leaves a vibrant and monochromatic trace along the electrical wires.