“The Other Side” is a short film imagining fluids on the other side of people’s eyes. The fast-paced editing makes this one feel rather different from Thomas Blanchard’s other films, which often take the time to linger on the mixing of soaps, inks, and paints that form the bulk of the imagery. There are hints of ferrofluids here, too, but like much of the action, if you blink you’ll miss it.
Strange as it may sound, there’s actually a strong connection between eyes and fluid dynamics, whether you’re considering the optimal length for eyelashes, the way a tear film coats the eye, or how vision changes in microgravity. (Image and video credit: T. Blanchard)