Capacitive Moss from Sasha de Koninck on Vimeo. Video by Becky Stewart

Capacitive Moss is a project done in collaboration with Becky Stewart at eTextile Spring Break 2018. Created in our focus group ‘Your Wildest Speculative Fantasy’, we began to think about the relationship between nature and technology in a post-apocalyptic world. Walking around Wassaic, I saw several roofs where moss had begun to grow over the shingles. Taking that moss as my inspiration, I began to needle felt wool roving onto a mesh fabric. The textile has several spots of copper fiber felted into it, creating points for interaction. Becky and I then decided to use the textile to manipulate video footage of several spots around Wassaic. Becky adapted code to glitch video in Processing using the textile.