Behind The Tinfoil Curtain

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?