Invisible Powers is a group exhibition, which takes place at the Museum of Contemporary art in Tokyo (MOT), featuring young Japanese artists that invites inquiry and discussion by focusing on a particular aspect of contemporary art. The 16th MOT Annual will look at the workings of invisible powers in nature and society that affect people and things, through four artists and an artist duo who attempt to reconstruct the mechanisms behind such powers. Invisible powers are at work around us producing a complex world. Examples are the forces of gravity, magnetism, friction, molecular movement, light, sound, artificial intelligence etc.
I’ve created three moving posters for this exhibition focusing on the power magnetism.
The three posters are all based on the substance ferrofluid. Ferrofluid is a liquid that is attracted to the poles of a magnet. They are colloidal liquids made of nanoscale ferromagnetic, or ferrimagnetic, particles suspended in a carrier fluid (usually an organic solvent or water). Each magnetic particle is thoroughly coated with a surfactant to inhibit clumping.
Conzept and design: Audrey Rappold