Shih Wei Chieh
I am a media artist works with e-textile, wearables and technology application in social practice.
One of my main focus now is the laser dye project, which is an exploration of laser exposured alternative photography on textiles. I develop large cyanotype prints on fabric canvas.
My other main focus is conductive material application in textiles, I explore the application of conductive fabric for making wearables, sensors, e-textiles prototyping.
I have been making laser installation with DIY laser machine and max/msp since 2011. Now I am trying to make a standalone laser projector by Axoloti.
Early stage projects
My earlier works of installation, sound devices.
Tribe Against Machine
Inspired by joining the e-Textile Summer Camp in Paillard, France, I started an annual 10-days international workshop program with some friends called Tribe Against Machine in Taiwan, brings art, technologies to meet the Taiwanese aboriginal textiles communities. Wa are now designing a nomadic residency program where artist, scientist and social engaged project can meet together.
I am currently collaborating with a Tibetan community in Qinghai, China, to develop a greenhouse can resist low temperature in high altitude in order to provide year run vegetable for an orphanage.
The Self-portrait Of Things is an experiment about how machine learning can participate with painters.
I have been researching for this interesting photosensitive material since 2018, trying to apply conventional DSSC as sensors for motion classifier, light sensor for music device.