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FUTURE OF SCULPTURE DEBUTS NOT IN THE GALLERY BUT ON YOUTUBE
July 22, 2008, 5:03 am
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FUTURE OF SCULPTURE DEBUTS NOT IN THE GALLERY BUT ON YOUTUBE

With More Than a Half-Million Views, Artist Sachiko Kodama Is Already One of America’s “Most Watched” Sculptors, Months Prior to Her First Major Stateside Exhibition

Artist Sachiko Kodama Creates Dancing Sculptures with Electro-Magnetically Charged Ferrofluids, Alongside Paintings by Andy Moses;
Exhibition at Samuel Freeman
September 6 to October 11, 2008

See Sachiko Kodama’s dynamic ferrofluid sculptures in action!

(Santa Monica, CA – September 2008) With nearly one million aggregate hits on YouTube, visual artist Sachiko Kodama is already becoming a phenomenon, despite her having not shown in a major exhibition in the United States. With her first complete showing of ferrofluid sculpture — set to open on September 6, 2008, at Samuel Freeman in Santa Monica, CA — anticipation is running high.

While most visual artists prefer traditional materials such as oil, acrylic, bronze and ceramic, Tokyo-based Kodama prefers ferrofluids. Composed of magnetic nanoparticles, ferrofluids often contain high levels of iron and, as such, are deeply affected by and responsive to the presence of magnetic fields. While ferrofluids were originally used by NASA, and are being used increasingly for commercial applications — on everything from compact disks to weight-responsive car suspension systems such as Delphi’s MagneRide — Kodama is revolutionary in applying their wildly dynamic qualities to the fine arts arena. Using an electromagnet, computer controller and plastic housing, Sachiko Kodama coerces charged ferrofluids to rise and fall, dance and rest.

For her exhibition at Samuel Freeman, Kodama will install a new work entitled “Pulsate (Melting Time, Dissolving Time)” in the Chapel.  Similar to a previous ‘Pulsate’ piece, this installation will respond to ambient sounds with a pool of ferrofluid set on a table.  A metronome will mark time, while a stark white setting will insulate and sterilize the visual field.  This piece will be the first major work shown by Kodama in the United States available for purchase.

In September 2007, Kodama exhibited her work at WIRED magazine’s 2007 NextFest. On September 6, 2008, Kodama launches her first major U.S. exhibition at Samuel Freeman.

Melting Time

Installation photo of "Pulsate (Melting Time, Dissolving Time)"

ADDITIONAL LINKS:

Watch Sachiko Kodama’s Current TV interview!

EXHIBITION DETAILS

What:
Sculpture by Sachiko Kodama (with paintings by Andy Moses)
When:
September 6 to October 11, 2008
Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 6pm

Where:
Samuel Freeman
2525 Michigan Ave B7
Santa Monica, CA 90404
www.samuelfreeman.com
310-449-1479

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