Every day, trains scrape off iron filings from the rails of the tube network. These filings are regularly removed by staff, since they can otherwise interfere with the signalling system. The procedure is carried out using a machine that contains a magnetic force.
This animation is made for the moving image screens of the London Underground, to inspire Monday morning commuters. It is made through a series of explorations, making use of iron powder and magnetic fields.
Francisco José Blanco
and Wiktor Bielecki
With special thanks to Graham Diprose and Nicolas Marechal.
© Josefine Gustavsson 2010