Magnetic Movie

In the same vein as the Bubbles of Radio work from last year, Magnetic Movie is a film that explores visible and audible manifestations of radio fields. The film is by Ruth Jarman & Joe Gerhardt of Semiconductor and commissioned by Animate Projects that remains on the forefront of “exploring the relationship between art and animation”.

“Natural magnetic fields are revealed as chaotic, ever-changing geometries… Are we observing a series of scientific experiments, the universe in flux, or a documentary of a fictional world?” The stills don’t do the pulsing, crackling, moving visuals justice, I highly recommend that you go and watch the film.

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One Comment

  1. Tom Jenkins
    Posted 30 June 2008 at 18:08 | Permalink

    I saw this in an exhibition in Bristol recently - beautiful! Bought a Semiconductor Films DVD to get a copy and found it wasn’t included. So glad you found a video online… thanks

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  1. [...] Ruth Jarman & Joe Gerhardt aka Semiconductor produzieren Filme, deren Grundlage, Inhalt und Ästhetik in der Physik zu finden ist. Ein wirklich beeindruckender Film ist Magnetic Fields, bei dem am NASA Space Sciences Laboratory UC Berkeley, mit Hilfe von flüchtigen Elektronen, Magnetfelder audio-visualisiert wurden. Bei Animate Projects gibt`s die fünf minütige Anziehungskraft, die bei den British Animation Awards ‘08 (Cutting Edge) und dem Tirana International Film Festival ‘07 (Best Experimental Film) gewonnen haben, zu sehen. [via] [...]

  2. By Making radio tangible on 10 October 2009 at 13:41

    [...] Ruth Jarman & Joe Gerhardt visualised many kinds of fields in Magnetic Movie, where the fields are seen animated as crackling, pulsing and swirling waves that uncomfortably [...]

  3. [...] recherche s’est inspirée d’un étonnant court métrage documentaire sur les ondes magnétiques (vidéo) réalisé par Ruth Jarman et Joe Gerhardt. Un documentaire qui [...]

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