Twisted Nematic

- Zoro Feigl

Twisted nematic refers to the twisting and aligning of tiny threads (nematics) under temperature change. The nematics align themselves in different setups under temperature change. These temperature-induced shifting of orientation influence the way they reflect light. These liquid crystals, therefore, can change color. This installation is using this phenomenon to create a shape-shifting form that is the result of the interplay between flow and temperature on a slowly rotating canvas, it becomes a moving real-life painting with water. The installation creates ephemeral shapes that appear when the water touches and disappears when it reaches equilibrium. Zoro Feigl is known for his artistic robotics, using motorized objects and forms that consequently create shapes and mesmerizing movements.