electro-magnet print process

This is documentation of our electro-magnet/neodymium ball magnet setup that we use in our sound performances re-cast as a mark making element for generating a series of prints at the Pilchuck Glass School print studio.

We set the magnets up on inked plates and let them roll until they were covered in ink and had left marks on the plates. We then made several prints with the plates, and then placed the electro-magnet setup on the prints’ surface, in the same configuration, and let the neodymium magnets deposit the ink they had previously gathered. Freshly inked magnets were also added in the process.

The magnetic field oscillates in response to changes in EMF.

Our work will be exhibited in Seattle during November at the Pilchuck Glass School Exhibition Space.