Kim Pimmel of San Francisco, CA, created this “experimental art video of ferrofluid and bubbles.”

I combined everyday soap bubbles with exotic ferrofluid liquid to create an eerie tale, using macro lenses and time lapse techniques. Black ferrofluid and dye race through bubble structures, drawn through by the invisible forces of capillary action and magnetism.

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  • http://twitter.com/SouthPaw42 SouthPaw42

    Kim could use argon to produce bubbles they run charge though fluid.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marjan-Rotting/1168720049 Marjan Rotting

    I’ll be using this video to teach about capillary action and porosity.  I think it is beautiful and makes science fun instead of dry.  Thanks Kim.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marjan-Rotting/1168720049 Marjan Rotting

    I’ll be using this video to teach about capillary action and porosity.  I think it is beautiful and makes science fun instead of dry.  Thanks Kim.

  • http://www.DavidCDean.com David C Dean

    That’s awesome.  I’d think someone would be happy to license it for a music video.

  • http://www.DavidCDean.com David C Dean

    That’s awesome.  I’d think someone would be happy to license it for a music video.

  • http://twitter.com/tjdimacali TJ Dimacali

    Lovely!

  • http://twitter.com/czFerro czFerro

    Very nice video footage :) Your the first person to think of video taping ferrofluid through soap and it came out amazing. I sell ferrofluid toys at http://www.czferro.com and would like to use this in my artist blog with your contact info :)

  • http://twitter.com/czFerro czFerro

    Very nice video footage :) Your the first person to think of video taping ferrofluid through soap and it came out amazing. I sell ferrofluid toys at http://www.czferro.com and would like to use this in my artist blog with your contact info :)