When I Met This Material...    
  Authors: Seth Adam Cohen / Jesse Soff

Date: 2007

Description: Sachiko Kodama is a Tokyo-based artist who uses ferrofluids in her work. Composed of magnetic nanoparticles, ferrofluids often contain high levels of iron and, as such, are deeply affected by and responsive to the presence of magnetic fields. Using a computer to manipulate electromagnetic fields in the sculptures, Kodama coerces her stunning ferrofluid pieces to grow and disintegrate, flower and shed, and constantly reinvent themselves.