Ribome #1

 9750,00 Excl. Taxes

Kodama was born in 1970 in Kagoshima Prefecture. Kagoshima is the southwestern tip of the Kyushu island of Japan. It is a subtropical area whose biological diversity greatly inspired her curiosity toward art and science. She graduated in Physics from the Department of Science at Hokkaido University in 1993 then shifting her focus, and entered the University of Tsukuba’s Graduate School of Art and Design. After holding a PhD in art from the University of Tsukuba she has been teaching at the University of Electro-communications in Tokyo as an associate professor. Read more

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Ribome #1 is a kinetic sculpture artwork in which an organic black pattern and texture changes slowly within a transparent liquid in a glass ellipsoid. Transparent oil is enclosed in an oval-shaped glass container. The transparent oil fills about half of the container, and a black liquid (magnetic fluid) is floating on the surface. The black liquid in the glass gradually changes shape according to the slowly varying magnetic force emitted from the base. The dots, which arrange themselves in a random pattern, fuse with each other and eventually become a single large dot. Sometimes the pattern moves from the center as a large petal spreads out.

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Weight 19 kg
Dimensions 31 x 31 x 17 cm
Collection curated by:

Doo Eun Choi


Sachiko Kodama






Kinetic sculpture with ferrofluid


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