Anna Zelinkova, started to experiment with a few kinds of plastics and slime materials….” I was interested about changing of their characteristic conditions. The changing conditions of starch substance I found very interesting, so I started to be more focused on this type of substance.
The character of starch mixture with water is changing depends of outside conditions – when it is under a pressure it gets start to be hard and crumbly, but when is material in peace position it behaves as a liquid (typical for non-Newtonian fluids). But I figured out that the same conditions has a puding powder (cause theres a corn starch) but it has also very specific smell and colour. This gave me an idea try to hack the starch substance and to find my ideal recipe for it.
I figured out, that substance becomes dry fast so I add some glycerine inside which helped hold humidity longer but also made viscosity character better. Another problem of substance was that too much of it stays on fingers so I tried to add sunflower oil inside. Theres still some pieces of material staying on fingers but its much better then before. I also made some experiments with colours and smells.”
After finding this nice weird substance I was thinking about how to compose it into artpiece. I wanted to make it playfull and funny. Nowadays I am experimenting with electricity audio cycles. So I tried to connect the substance project with cycle I just made and it worked very well – substance is also great conductor. This gave another condition to my material – sound. Its working on principe of back loop in cycle with using capacitors. I was searching for ideal construction of cycle with my emulsion and human. The image of musical instrument came very fast and it fullfilled mine notion of funny and playfull way of using substance. I figured out that very good for instrument construction is to use one hand for holding bowl together with solution and anode and with another hand play with emulsion with cathode fitted inside.
This can offer experience for sences and pleasure of touching weird stuff. I also tried experiment with cathode placed in my mouth which can add another experience of taste.
The nowadays construction wiev of whole musical instrument is still in developing and there are some ideas how it could looks. Finally I tried if I can use just water from sink and also worked very well. But with these emulsion is much more fun! Iam still searching for musical instrument name….
Fluid composition: Starch, Pudding powder, Water, Glycerin, Oil, Colour, Fragrance