Stymphalian Birds - Exploring the Aesthetics of A Hybrid Textile

Audrey Briot

Audrey Briot, Cedric Honnet, Paul Strohmeier. 2020. Stymphalian Birds - Exploring the Aesthetics of A Hybrid Textile. In Companion Publication of the 2020 on Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS ’20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA. DOI:


Stymphalian Birds is an art installation, exploring the aesthetics and the societal impacts of a hybrid textile at the crossroads of electronics and haute couture. The exhibited textiles are hybrid in various ways. They combine traditional handcrafts with digital technologies, chemical processes and elements created by nature. The audience will learn how these four different approaches seamlessly connect traditional featherwork and materials science. The resulting textiles provide a rich multi-sensory experience: complex haptic interactions with feathers and textiles are sonified in acoustic soundscapes.


This work was also nominated for the Ars Electronica Starts prize:


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