Magnetic Interactive Art / by christina dy

Last year I started making MIAs (magnetic interactive art). Drawings had magnets at the back, metal bases were mounted on the wall, so that the viewer is now a participant -- the viewer moves the pieces to create new patterns on the wall. It's a neverending piece of work :)

I started with tangrams, but with my latest show, I've included a puzzle shape that i don't know the name of! Ling just found the puzzle in a surplus shop in Batangas and showed it to me. Of course I bought it for Php50 :)

 Such a good find!

Such a good find!

For Press and Float, I cut up the male dancer into tangram shapes, and the female dancer into these shapes. 

 male dancer in tangram shapes

male dancer in tangram shapes

 female in this other puzzle shape!

female in this other puzzle shape!

Here's a video of how the piece works. Fun fact: my models Duds and Margaret are the ones moving the pieces around :)

Yeyyy! Currently working on other forms of MIAs. Excited to show them maybe next year! :)