Magnetic Movie

USA 2007, Experimental, 5' | Director, Realization Semiconductor

The secret lives of invisible magnetic fields are revealed as chaotic ever-changing geometries. All action takes place around NASA's Space Sciences Laboratories, UC Berkeley, to recordings of space scientists describing their discoveries. Actual VLF audio recordings control the evolution of the fields as they delve into our inaudible surroundings, revealing recurrent whistlers produced by fleeting electrons. Are we observing a series of scientific experiments, the universe in flux or a documentary of a fictional world?


SEMICONDUCTOR make moving image works which reveal our physical world; cities in motion, shifting landscapes and systems in chaos. Since 1999, the British artists RUTH JARMAN and JOE GERHARDT have worked with digital animation to transcend the constraints of time, scale and natural forces; they explore the world beyond human experience, questioning our very existence.

Experimental, Short Film