Prologue

MAGNETIC FIELDS

Beyond the invisible, a magnetic field is drawing us in.
In the 19th Century, Faraday worked out the mechanics of waves and Maxwell transcribed this into equations.
Faraday’s brilliant intuition combined with Maxwell’s mathematical rigour allowed us to understand electricity, explain light and, wonder of wonders, reveal the mystery of the perception of colour.  
The discovery of these waves also allowed Marconi to invent radio. They are the source of the modern technology that surrounds us today.
Yet the magnetic field a not only a physical concept; it has an irresistible attraction over us and can be defined at the point where poetry combines with life.
Subject to its powerful and arbitrary influences, we are obliged to create, driven by the irrational, hanging by a fragile thread between dream and reality.

© vidéo / Jérémie Bôle du Chaumont