The Winter Quilts are three 8'x14' electronic blankets inspired by the Canadian Winter.
Each quilt illustrates a different representation of winter and highlights some specific details about living and experiencing the natural environment in the coldest parts of the world. As seasons transform and climates change, these quilt might also one day become past souvenirs of the disappeared Montreal winters.
This project was produced with the support of the Canadian Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and the Société des arts technologiques.
The quilts were made using a combination of traditional methods and high-tech electronic components. Using the latest in e-textiles and soft circuits, the quilts sense the presence of people around them and their current environmental conditions and react to these through a multitude of small gestures and transformations. But they are first and foremost quilts: assembled one piece of fabric after the other and providing natural warmth and comfort when needed.
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