For the past few weeks artist Antonin Fourneau has been working at the Digitalarti Artlab in Paris creating what’s being called his Water Light Graffiti system. The device utilizes a giant matrix of LEDs embedded in a moisture-sensitive panel that when exposed to water causes the lights inside to instantly illuminate. The fun thing is that almost anything becomes a temporary paintbrush: a wet hand, a squirt gun, a paintbrush or even an atomizer. Water Light Graffiti was recently put on display in Poitiers, France and you can watch the video above to see it in use, and here’s a short clip (in French) of Fourneau showing how the entire thing was constructed. Many more photos here.


“Water Light Graffiti” by Antonin Fourneau

The “Water Light Graffiti” is a surface made of thousands of LED illuminated by the contact of water. You can use a paintbrush, a water atomizer, your fingers or anything damp to sketch a brightness message or just to draw. Water Light Graffiti is a wall for ephemeral messages in the urban space without deterioration. A wall to communicate and share magically in the city.


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Water Light Graffiti by Antonin Fourneau

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Water Light Graffiti por Antonin Fourneau


Water Light Graffiti: Quentin Chevrier and Antonin Fourneau are members of Digital Arti, a French team dedicated to promoting digital arts. Recently, Digital Arti has completed their “Water Light Graffiti” project where they created wall consisting of hundreds of LED lights, which were activated when made contact with water. This awesome project combines art, natural elements, technology, painting, graffiti, street art, and most importantly, fun.


Water Light Graffiti…another way to get your work out. 


Interactive water light graffiti wall installation by Antonin Fourneau


Water Light Graffiti by Antonin Fourneau, created in the Digitalarti Artlab