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.

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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.

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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.

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