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About the artwork

Interactive light sculpture, commissioned by Mz-Tek for the Victoria and Albert Museum’s London Design Festival Digital Weekend 2011.

LightPot is an interactive teapot that ‘pours’ you colour instead of tea. It is like a small electronic creature, send a text with the name of a colour to the LightPot and it will respond in colour. The teapot is a classic glass teapot augmented with lots of white wire. Hidden inside the LightPot are electronics and led lights. The light reflects in the white wire, changing the teapot’s appearance every time the audience sends a new text message, with a new colour. The interface is simple; note the number by the teapot and send a text.

The work was made for the exhibition Chi-TEK where 20 international women artists and designers were invited to showcase their unique use of technology in the arts by ‘hacking a teapot’.

Exhibitions

Broadgate – British Land, 2017.
Banbury Museum, UK 2016.
Norwich Arts Centre, UK, 2013.
Brighton Mini Maker Faire with MzTEK, UK 2012.
Flossie with MzTEK, UK 2012.
V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum), Chi-TEK, UK 2011.

What people said

Tine Bech’s new interactive teapot – I know, how interactive do you want a teapot to be? But, like all Tine’s work, its seriously beautiful.
-Professor Jon Dovey, Digital Culture Research Centre.

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