Morpho Tower | Sachiko Kodama

Morpho Tower

4th August to 4th September 2011, Wed-Sun, 12-8pm
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Ferrofluids are liquids which becomes strongly magnetised in the presence of a magnetic field. This 'normal-field instability' is shown in the formation of regular patterns of peaks and valleys making the liquid seemingly solid.

The dynamic movement of ferrofluids is central to the work of artist Sachiko Kodama. The elegant result is a high-tech version of 'Hakoniwa' or boxes containing small replicas of objects and landscapes taken from the real world.

This mimicking of natural phenomena is known in Japan as 'mitate' but this work mimics an other worldliness that helps us understand the occurrence of the alien in natural shapes such as sea urchins and tornados.

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Morpho Tower