Ferromancy- Animating the Inanimate

Divination of the inanimate metal

Year 2017
Location: Hangar Ras El-Ein, Amman Design Week
Location: Echo Festival, Dubai Design District

‘Ferromancy’ consists of a set of three interactive installations. Reflecting on the influence of electromagnetic force on our daily existence, its origin and evolution, this project grants life to a material by using an invisible force and making the invisible visible.

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Photo courtesy of: Labiba Productions

Photo courtesy of: Labiba Productions

The installations – titled ‘Conception’, ‘The Tree of Life’, and ‘Animate’ – are based on simple scientific phenomena; electromagnetism, immiscibility and luminescence. The installations aim to reveal the beauty and potentials of ferrofluid in art and design with a poetic representation of modern day life and the concept of creation away from scientific hypothesis or religious contexts. The fluid is a highly magnetic, oil-based liquid which produces intricate and subtle geometries when introduced to magnetic fields.

 

 

 

 

 

Photo courtesy of: Labiba Productions

Photo courtesy of: Labiba Productions

Through combining different design disciplines and rigorous experimentation, ‘Ferromancy’ aims to animate the inanimate black metal. Each of the exhibits consists of a main body and an interactive control panel with a set of inputs, allowing users from different age groups to explore the mesmerizing state transitions of the fluid by varying the intensity of different external stimuli, and take a moment to think about the energy that is constantly surrounding us.

Photo courtesy of: Yanko Design

Photo courtesy of: Yanko Design