Elma IV consists of two self-made electromagnets in playful interaction. A circuit switching each electromagnet component on/off causes their steel pins to wiggle and generates attraction between components.
The piece presents energy in a raw form, whilst simultaneously arranging the elements in a somewhat organismic structure. Kind is drawn to electricity and magnetism, as forces with mysterious qualities that evoke a ‘lifeness’ to the objects they act upon and travel within. Electricity flows from the circuit, through twisted cable and a copper coil wrapped tightly on a machined steel rivet, producing a magnetic force that brings a vitality to the delicately weighted elements in Elma IV.
Machined steel rivet, hand wound copper coil, epoxy, polymer clay, steel wire, steel washer, copper cable, electronics circuit + arduino in seperate box, 12V power supply, 5 V power supply