Janet Hansen artist

Nerve Bra

62 single color LEDs, various colors, embedded in sculpted silicone
Mounted on a beige bra
Custom control hardware and software

2006


This lighted bra was inspired by Janet's electric nervous system costume. It has 62 single-color LEDs (31 per side), in a full rainbow of colors, with eight different flashing patterns that can be selected by the wearer. The light is diffused by an external layer of hand-sculpted silicone, creating organic nerve-like shapes from an underlying geometric pattern.