Dark Senses by Fraser Ross
Published on February 26, 2013
Dark Senses is an evolutionary exploration of magnetic fluid through epochs of human and environmental interaction. The fluid not only provides striking, monochrome sculptures, through interaction with the adjacent materials, but also behaves in its solid form as a receptor to external environmental changes.
The fluid substances, which metamorphose from chemistry glassware to organic forms, are an encounter. The viewer can manipulate the shape, asserting an order over something, albeit for a brief second. Humans exploring processes seen in nature as a scientific experiment and the ideology that nature is manufactured.
The project explores the possibility of futuristic wearable textiles through the creation of magnetic surfaces embellished with magnetic fluids, creating an ever-changing, sensory silhouette. The textiles will act as a protective shield whilst allowing users to interact with their environment through new tactile senses and organic forms.
The prominent magnetic forms expand in peaks and contract in smooth shapes in response to air currents, constantly changing form through the use of magnetic fluid sculpted around neodymium magnetic surfaces.
The exhibition of these magnetic substances provides a unique platform to generate future ideas surrounding living products and interactions.
Materials: ferrofluid, neodymium magnets, water, propanol, glass, brass, fan.