kyouei design's magnetic field record documents gravity kyouei design's magnetic field record documents gravity
sep 05, 2013

kyouei design's magnetic field record documents gravity

kyouei design’s magnetic field record artfully documents gravity
all images courtesy of kyouei design

 

 

 

kouichi okamoto of kyouei design has created ‘magnetic field record’, a hanging device suspended from a ceiling whose spinning motion artfully records the pull of gravity and magnetism. signature to okamoto’s style, dripping liquid is the medium by which the artwork takes its shape. the mobile, iron apparatus contains a magnet at its core and an intravenous drip-like container that holds black chinese ink. as the liquid in the container recedes, its weight changes and shifts the balance of the entire mechanism. because the equilibrium of the spinning device is altered, the lines and splatters generated by the ink drops change in intensity, value, and density. the resulting impression is an organically shaped graphic that is left on a sheet of japanese paper. ‘magnetic field record’ is presented at the victoria and albert museum, london, as part of the 2014 london design festival.

 

 


magnetic field record
video courtesy of kyouei design

 

 


the lines and splatters generated by the dripping ink change in intensity and density

 

 


a hanging device suspended from a ceiling records the pull of gravity

 

 


the mobile, iron apparatus contains a magnet at its core

 

 


dripping liquid is the medium by which the artwork takes its shape

 

 

 


as the liquid in the container recedes it changes the balance of the entire mechanism

 

 


black chinese ink is poured into a container and attached to an iron mobile unit

 

 

  • Brilliantly beautiful and opens up new dimensions in our perception.

    BHS says:

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