I’ve always been especially inspired by the ostensible dichotomy that is the art of science. Or, depending on your view, the science of art. We like to separate our brains and functions and imagine the two as totally separate, and perhaps for many they are, but it’s fascinating to study the two together. There are many ways that the pursuit of fact spurns imagination, and where the beauty of things inspires people to discover the reality of what created it.
Directed by Semiconductor (the multi-disciplinary collaboration of UK artists Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt) and shot at the NASA Space Sciences Laboratory at UC Berkeley, “Magnetic Movie” is a subtly brilliant visual augmentation and sonic accompaniment to the accounts of scientists who’ve studied the affects of magnetic fields. A true interplay of science and art, you’re never really sure if what you’re seeing is an artistic rendering of science fact or a scientific interpretation of visual art. In the end, it’s actually both.
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