Michelle Thomas
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Magnetic Movements

Magnetic Movements

Magnetic Movements is an interactive art installation based on movement, play, and dance.

The installation consists of a 4x4ft wood and plexiglas platform that has iron filings encased throughout. Strangers wandering by our encouraged to strap on magnetic shoe attachments and given 1 instruction: Play. Given the freedom to explore and play in a way they usually would not, strangers draw, dance, and interact in a close proximity. This installation mimics the intimate interactions strangers receive while partner dancing. Light sensitive paper records the moments from below in large-scale prints, serving at maps of movement, memories, and intimate moments.

 

Images of the board in use