I combined everyday soap bubbles with exotic ferrofluid liquid to create an eerie tale, using macro lenses and time lapse techniques. Black ferrofluid and dye race through bubble structures, drawn through by the invisible forces of capillary action and magnetism.
Time-lapse sequences: Nikon D90, Nikkor 60mm macro lens and custom built intervalometer.
Motion-control: Arduino driven scanner platform and mirror rigs
Score: Ableton Live
Sweat is a performance in which the sweat of 5 dancers was caught.
They wear specially designed costumes that were made out of plastic and connected by tubes.
Before the action, the artist made a separate dish for each dancer.
The intention is to catch the sweat from the dancers and to distill it. The concrete of the sweat is sprayed on a wall of the dance lab and protected by a glass box. In the glass is a small hole where visitors can smell the sweat.
The performance is shown by video next to the glass box.
The performance was shown at Troubleyn for a selective audience. Troubleyn is a theatre company with extensive international operations. Its home base is Antwerp - Belgium. The artist Jan Fabre has been its artistic head since it was established in 1986. What makes Troubleyn/Laboratorium particularly inspiring is the fact that a number of internationally renowned visual artists installed permanent works of art.