Morpho Tower

Kodama, Sachiko
“Morpho Tower”, 2006.

This piece was part of the exhibition “Machines and Souls: Digital Art and New Media” in the Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid in 2008.

The work of Sachiko Kodama is based on the study and manipulation of a certain kind of substance, ferrofluids, whose properties are almost magical to the eye.

Ferrofluids are liquids that have magnetic properties due to their metallic content and respond to magnetic fields by vibrating and changing shape.

Using a computerized system, Kodama controls the strength of these magnetic fields to precisely graduate the response of the liquid.