Leonardo On-Line

Fig. 10

Mario Ramiro, Campo em Volta do Corpo (Field around the Body), Schlieren photograph (black-and-white print), 19.5 x 23 cm, 1995. Utilizing lasers and Schlieren photography (which can be translated approximately as "image of heterogeneous substances"), the artist captures invisible phenomena occurring in the atmosphere around warmed bodies by means of alterations in the movement of a nearby light. This work is part of a series of images in which the artist creates thermal objects with the goal of photographing air turbulence caused by the radiating heat.

Between Form and Force