Hypnotic Ferro Fluid Display Clock

Artist, designer, and engineer Zelf Koelman creates this interesting display called Ferrolic. Ferrolic was designed from a strong fascination for the magical material Ferro Fluid. The natural dynamics of this fluid makes that this display bridges the gap between everyday digital screens and tangible reality. Because the fluid behaves in an unpredictable way, it is possible to give the bodies perceived in the Ferrolic display a strong reference to living creatures. It is this lively hood that enables Ferrolic to show a meaning-full narrative like for instance having the creatures play tag. In addition the natural flow of the material, it can be used to form recognizable shapes and characters. Ferrolic uses these both layers in parallel in order to display scenes and transitions in a poetic, almost dance like, choreographed way.

Video by Zelf Koelman