Breathing Chaos is a new installation work by media artist Sachiko Kodama. A small, black mountain at the center of the gallery grows organically in the glow of many small candles. The heat of the surrounding candles let the mountain move as if it were a living thing, as if it were breathing, shining there in the light. This strange pointed mountain is however, made up of competely inorganic matter; it is a fluid formed by ferro magnetic micro-powder dissolved in a solvent; and it is designed to transform, creating a very sensitive chaos.
Sachiko Kodama is a media artist and theorist from Japan. Recently she has been making interactive art works using digital media or new materials such as magnetic fluid to explore the theoretical and practical study of media arts. Kodama is an assistant professor at University of Electro-Communications in Tokyo. Kodama’s work has been exhibited at Ars Electronica Center / Linz, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography and Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus.
‘Breathing Chaos’ is exhibited in conjunction with ‘Time/Space, Gravity and Light’ on view at the Skirball Cultural Center and organized by the Getty Research Insititute, November 17, 2004 through February 27, 2005.