Hans Christian Ørsted, born this day in 1777, was a Danish physicist and chemist who was one of the first to publish on the relationship between electric currents and magnetic fields, an important aspect of electromagnetism. He was also a philosopher and poet whose ideas, including his scientific theories, were strongly influenced by Kant.
"In her current works Angelika J. Trojnarski refers to physical discoveries of the 18th and 19th century that form the basis for industrial development and modern progress. In particular the artist deals with electro-magnetic experiments and gravity phenomena.
In Attraction I pieces of rocks are facing each other with a copper plate placed between them. Symbolizing the correlation between all entities and substances the artist adverts to elemental relations.”
Oil, copper disc, coinage on grey board 108 x 150 cm, 2013