The Tutu Project

The Tutu Project



Designed and built by Edgar Wong Jr., Steve Aoki, Finlay Patterson and Bellavance on behalf of Narwhal Art Projects and Metatecture. Photo by Marta Ryczko.

Inspired by the interplay of movement and time within ballet performance, Nicholas Aoki and Metatecture designed their tutu with embedded sensory activated L.E.D. lights and accelerometers. By relying on the unique movement of its wearer, the tutu transforms into a reactive and evolving visual media.

Metatecture was formed in 2010 as a means of visualizing and exploring emerging technologies. It is composed of an ever-growing cast of specialists, who are deeply devoted to expanding the definitions of art and design. At its core are five members, Finlay Paterson, Steven Reaume, Edgar Wong Baxter Jr., Nicholas Aoki and Adam Bellavance.

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Top image credit: The National Ballet of Canada tutus on display. Photo by Setareh Sarmadi.