The tubes are filled with semi-solid ferrofluid that can be moved around pleasingly with the attached magnetic stylus.
€75.60 each (+p&p)
Because the fluid behaves in a unpredictable way, it is possible to give the bodies perceived in the Ferrolic display a strong reference to living creatures. It is this lively hood that enables Ferrolic to show a meaning-full narrative like for instance having the creatures play tag. In addition the natural flow of the material, it can be used to form recognisable shapes and characters. Ferrolic uses these both layers in parallel in order to display scenes and transitions in an poetic, almost dance like, choreographed way.
From Ferro – an experimental series of images using ferrofluid and magnets on a range of backgrounds (including CDs, metal foil and black plexiglass coated with oil, water, soap and, in the final image, caviare) by Copenhagen based artist Phillip Overbuary.
A reaction, in part, to the Photoshoppery and digital manipulation required of him in a previous job as a commercial photographer, he sez of it:
I wanted to do something people wouldn’t believe was actually real. Like a dream, or a psychedelic trip—but it actually happened and could be captured.
…literally ‘dripping with magnetism’, containing a suspension of ferromagnetic nanoparticles that make the liquid responsive to external magnetic fields, generating unusual patterns, shapes and motion.