Inverse Parasol – 2005

Inverse Parasol investigates how light modulates social interaction. Inverse Parasol is a parasol which casts light instead of blocking it. Talking with people when you can’t see their face is awkward. On a moonless desert or forest night even friends take on the appearance of flat and unapproachable silhouettes. The canopy of Inverse Parasol creates a reflected pool of highly saturated light acting both as a beacon and setting for social communication.

Technical / Materials

  • Fabric parasol
  • LED lights and electronics
  • Rechargeable battery pack