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German artists from Lab Binar have created an elaborate light show exhibition set in an abandoned textile factory. It’s aimed at showing the “schizophrenia” of the textile industry — the beauty of fabrics versus the brutality of making them. The trippy production (below) was created for a textile museum in Auburg, Germany, and is divided into two parts. The first features a noisy score using samples of the original weaving machines and staccato, black and white projected images. The second, set to Kraftwerk-style synth music, shows colorful fabrics created in the factory between 1806 and 1988.