This is the first ferrofluid sculpture work Sachiko Kodama created using red ferrofluid.
The red ferrofluid symbolizes magma in the earth. Sachiko says magma is like the earth’s blood. The red ferrofluid (representing hot burning magma) is confined in a bright shiny cold glass, moving slowly. The ferrofluid floats in the middle of the glass container, reflecting the light.
Sachiko Kodama "Éblouissant" (2017)
Photo: Manabu Matsui
Sachiko Kodama Exhibition – Éblouissant
Exhibition Period: October 6 ― November 26, 2017
Gallery Hours: 10:00 ― 18:00 Open every day
Event Schedule: October 6
10:00－22:00 Nuit Blanche KYOTO 2017
15:00－16:30 Artist talk and workshop
“A Fusion of Japanese sensibility and Media Art”
Nuit Blanche KYOTO 2017
Every autumn, Paris stages Nuit Blanche (“White Night”), a one-night festival celebrating contemporary art. Kyoto, a sister city of Paris, holds the companion event“ Nuit Blanche Kyoto” in various locations around the city.
462 Myomanjimae-cho, Teramachi-dori-Nijo-sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan
Sachiko Kodama, Still Life
Although the still life has been a major subject in art for a long time, Sachiko Kodama’s Still Life is not static at all. It is a kinetic sculpture using magnetic black liquid (ferrofluid), moving as if it breathes in a glass container shaped like an apple. The ferrofluid in the glass buds and changes shape like seeds, vascular bundles, or bunches of fruit. The contrast between the black (the color of the ferrofluid and the shadow) and the red (the tray) is strong and vivid.