Soap bubbles, an electro magnet and ferrous liquid – three of my favourite things


“I combined everyday soap bubbles with exotic ferrofluid liquid to create an eerie tale using macro lenses and time lapse techniques,” says artist Kim Pimmel. “Black ferrofluid and dye race through bubble structures, drawn through by the invisible forces of capillary action and magnetism.” The tecchy bit, for the film geeks, are: Time-lapse sequences: Nikon D90, Nikkor 60mm macro lens and custom built intervalometer. Motion-control: Arduino driven scanner platform and mirror rigs. Score: Ableton Live.

Click here to see Compressed 01, a sexy little number by Pimmel in which ferrous printer toner particles floating on the surface of water are attracted by a magnet and align to the invisible magnetic field around them.

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