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Photos: Lonneke van der Palen

Made By Rain

Made By Rain is an elemental concept in which rainfall is recorded on textiles.

Is it possible to wear the weather? Dutch artist Aliki van der Kruijs asked herself how to capture the experience of rain. For this, she developed her own technique called 'pluviagraphy'. Using a film coating that is sensitive to water, it becomes possible to create a visual recording of rainfall on each coated piece of textile. Whether it’s a soft drizzle or a tropical downpour, different rainfalls create a unique print.

Each Made By Rain textile comes with a handmade notation of the location, date, time interval, millimetres of rain and the weather circumstances under which the pluviagraphy was done. This way, the textiles form a collection of weather data: visual recordings of a specific day in history.

Information submitted by the maker and edited by the Future Materials Bank.