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Exploring the futures of cellulose

Updated: May 21, 2021

Exploring sustainability and recyclability through using all cellulose composite made from recycled materials and embedding light sensitive compounds into materials to make novel photographic forms.

An three-part image of a scrunched-up water bottle. On the left is a colour picture of the waterbottel.  In the middle is a black and white image of the same water bottle, but with a grid pattern overlayed.  On the right, it is a picture of the middle image printed on cloth in blue ink.
All Cellulose Composite

Through this collaboration, photosensitivity was embedded into the process of creating the cellulose material, which you can learn more about here:

About the collaborators

Prof ME Ries is researches the microscoptic properties of soft matter systems and is in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leeds.

Dr Dominic Smith is an artist, curator and researcher whose practice explores all things digital and and is based in Newcastle.

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