transfer is part of an investigation onto the invisible matter.
In transfer, Ferracin uses mass-produced polystyrene beads, which
become charged with static electricity during the packaging process.
The viewer is invited to touch the charged surface of two transparent
acrylic panels, which contain the polystyrene beads. By transferring
static electricity to the picture plane, the viewer is able to manipulate
the coloured beads and create a new pattern. This kinetic transferal
of energies aims to heighten the sense that the viewer is an active part
of the work, thus creating proximity between matter and the physical body.
The work creates a subtle balance of synergetic oscillations between
the visible and the invisible, the animate and the inanimate, human
By creating polarised colour field, transfer also references colour theory
in painting, specifically the technique of pointillism in which small dots
of colour are assembled together to create a vibrant image.