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The Illuminated Mummy
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The Illuminated Mummy

Thanks to Belfast-based photographer Michael Taylor, a new species of mummy has emerged. A current passes through copper electroluminescent (EL) wire, causing the surrounding phosphor coating to emit light. The wire is wrapped around the custom-made costumes worn by models or mannequins, and the movements are then recorded, capturing the kinetic energy.

“In the Lumen series, the topic of investigation is light itself,” says Taylor. “It is a lifetime project in which various aspects of light are explored in separate bodies of work.”

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