In Vino Veritas (wine reveals the truth) is a white tablecloth that only reveals its damask pattern
as wine is spilled on it. (Perfect for clumsy guests!)
This is part of a research on ephemeral stencils, looking into “programming” a shape or word to appear, evolve and disappear according to changes in its environment.
Traditionally, damasks were woven in a single colour, with a glossy warp-faced satin pattern against a duller ground, causing the thread to reflect the light differently according to the position of the observer. I liked the idea of a pattern that would only be revealed under certain circumstances, just as truth and secrets would.
* The table cloth is 100% cotton and 140×80 cm.