Nelo Akamatsu

Chijikinkutsu
“Chijikinkutsu” is a coinage, specially created for the title of this work by mingling two Japanese words: “Chijiki” and “Suikinkutsu”.”Chijiki” means geomagnetism: terrestrial magnetic properties that cannot be sensed by the human body but that exists everywhere on earth. Since long before the Age of Discovery, people have traveled with navigation using compasses employing geomagnetism. In recent years, various devises that utilize geomagnetism have even been incorporated into smartphones[…] “Suikinkutsu” is a sound installation for a Japanese traditional garden, invented in the Edo period. The sounds of water drops falling into an earthenware pot buried under a stone wash basin resonate through hollow bamboo utensils. The concept of the work “Chijikinkutsu” does not derive from experimentalism of science and technology on which media arts rely, nor from architectural theory of western music upon which some sound arts lay their foundation. While utilizing the action of geomagnetism normally treated as a subject of science, this sound installation expands the subtle sounds of “Suikinkutsu” in the context of Japanese perspective on Nature.

PE LANG

Moving Objects | nº 502 – 519
Gravitation, Magnetismus, Mechanik. Wenn in einer Runde gelegentlich das Wort ‘Physik’ fällt, verziehen sich die Gesichter. Mit Grausen erinnern sich viele an ihre Schulzeit. Dem Schweizer Künstler Pe Lang aus Sursee ist ein fabelhafter Coup gelungen. Seine Arbeiten greifen physikalische Phänomene auf. Bewegung und Chaos, Raum und Zeit. Präzision, Reibung, Klang. Auf unerhört ästhetische Weise sind seine Objekte so konstruiert, dass es ein pures Vergnügen ist, sich ihnen, staunend wir Kinder, zu nähern.

TAKIS

electromagnetique

Takis cherche à matérialiser des forces secrètes et mystérieuses, comme l’électricité ou le magnétisme, en les révélant par les mouvements qu’elles induisent ou les sons qu’elles produisent.
Il y a de la magie à voir bouger des objets durs et lourds, mus par une force obscure, soulignée par un dispositif plastique. Ses œuvres sont des pièges à énergie.

CALEB CHARLAND

КАЛЕБ ЧАРЛАНД
apple trees and LED
Portland, Maine-based photographer Caleb Charland frequently merges art and science with his photographic experiments involving electricity, fire, and magnetism. One of his ongoing projects involves a series of alternative power sources created using fruit, coins, and even vinegar to power the lights in his long exposure photographs. The apple photograph above involved a nearly 11-hour setup as he carefully hammered 300 zinc-coated galvanized nails into apples (zinc reacts with acid in the apples creating electricity, science!) and used copper wiring to transfer the current to a standard living room lamp. Even then, the light was so dim it required a 4-hour exposure during which Charland fended off ravenous deer through the night with an impromptu shaker made from a tin can and wire nuts. You can read much more about the ordeal over on Discover, and here’s a video of the entire project coming together.

NIKOLA TESLA

نيكولا تيسلا
尼古拉•特斯拉
ניקולה טסלה
ニコラ·テスラ
니콜라 테슬라
Никола Тесла

Tesla is often described as an important scientist and inventor of modernity, a man who “shed light on the face of the Earth”.] He is best known for his many revolutionary contributions in the field of electromagnetism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. . Tesla’s patents and his theoretical work form the basis of modern alternating current (AC) electrical power systems, including polyphasic energy distribution systems and the AC motor, with which he helped in the introduction of the Second Industrial Revolution.