Tangible Matter | 2018

Inspired by the tradition of miners who brought a canary into the coalmines to detect toxic gasses which are intangible for humans to sense, Tangible Matter functions as a measuring tool for the amount of 4G that is ambient in the air.

Nowadays, there is a regular amount of radiation in the air. Comparable to the toxic gasses in the mines, this is something that we as humans cannot sense. Due to the increasing impact of technological devices on our physical environment, the amount of electromagnetic fields is only becoming more and stronger. Therefore, comparable to the canary, the instrument detects the intangible and maybe even harmful, and makes it visible. The stronger the signal that is measured, the faster the pointer turns.

Created for Dutch Invertuals, Mutant Matter
Photography by Ronald Smits 

        Marlou Rutten