Los Angeles artist Pae White
won an international competition to design this brilliant stage curtain at the amazing Oslo Opera House
. The giant crumpled piece of aluminum foil was made by (oh, wow) crumpling an actual piece of aluminum foil on a scanner and sending the information to a computerized loom which weaved the massive drape, dubbed “Metafoil,” from cotton, wool and polyester. The Pasadena-born artist says the curtain “takes advantage of the captive gaze of the audience, introducing a foil, a false reflection, an illusion of depth, a novel typography that disrupts expectation and challenges perception.” Wouldn’t this look really great at Disney Hall?