FIELD IV | 2018
When Field is set up, location and surroundings are included, so the installation takes on a new form with every exhibition. This is the fourth version, a hexagon with four coils moving up and down, set up for BestOff2018 at Kunstuniversität Linz.
Field is a light installation combining fluorescent tubes and Tesla coils. It utilizes the coils’ high voltage fields to illuminate surrounding tubes without the use of physical power connections. As the coils wander across the sculpture their electrical fields activate the tubes nearby, stimulating the trapped gas to create gently flowing movements of light. The lack of wiring and the seemingly organic animation of the light induce a surreal, eerie scenery. Adapting a basic principle of physics, the installation becomes self-contained and is given a new level of artistic integrity that creates an uncanny, poetic situation.
Exhibition: Klangfestival Gallneukirchen, August 2018 BestOff 2018, Kunstuniversität Linz, November 2018