Over the past several years Oakland-based artist Jesse Houlding has created a variety of incredible kinetic drawing devices using magnets and iron fillings. As a series of magnetic components move in various patterns behind the paper, the iron fillings leave a gradual residue that reveals a visual representation of the magnetic field holding them in place. Houlding says that he is interested in the accumulation of marks, specifically how time is evidenced in artwork and the relationship between process and end-results. You can see a couple more videos of his machines on his Youtube channel. Thanks Jesse for sharing your work with Colossal!
I first wrote about Italian photographer and digital artist Albert Seveso late last year when he published a series of his first ink photographs called Disastro Ecologico. His latest project involves little LEGO guys surfing waves of delicately rolling blue ink. It’s hard to believe these are even real. See the full series entitled Ink Riders.
A beautiful music video for Loose Fit by UK animator Abbie Stephens using an interesting subtractive technique where film stills were printed on standard printer paper and then carefully torn. From Vimeo:
Firstly a full days live action shoot took place. After a preliminary edit was locked down the movie was exported as an image sequence at 12 frames per second. Each frame was scaled and printed onto paper. 2’520 frames to be precise. Using 500ml of ink and refilling the ink cartridges about 12 times each. The printouts were then cut and torn and then stop frame animated using a rostrum camera. The animation was finally re-edited and colour corrected.
‘Box’ is a 2006 installation by Argentinian artist Pablo Curutchet that was installed in the city of Cordoba. The enormous man who appears to be emerging from a river Godzilla-style, was constructed of 882 pounds (400 kg) of cardboard boxes with a team of roughly a dozen people. (via designboom)>