Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Newton Cops Are Coming For You

This Material Does Not Conform To The Laws Of Gravity - Annalee Newitz @ i09

This is just too full of awesome not to share. The medium is an oil laced with magnetic particles used to produce an ever-changing arrangement of sculptures that seem to toss gravity right out the window. The artist is Sachiko Kodama who adapted her love of physics into an art-form. It has a sort of TRON-like aspect to it with an easy comparison to Jeff Bridges' character's shape-shifting sidekick for part of the movie. Even so, I love the contrast between the thick, viscous nature of the oil and the sharp-edged element the magnets can create from it. This is the kind of art I would expect from the 21st century and I love it.