When Field is set up, location and surroundings are taken into account, so the installation takes on a new form with every exhibition. This is the second version, set up in an abandoned air-raid shelter with 5 meters ceiling height at the Ars Electronica Festival 2017. 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.
Thank You: Holunder Heiß, Matthias Zauner, Ars Electronica Festival - Team, Joachim Smetschka, Katharina Pichler, Hannah Winkelbauer. Camera: Michael SeidlExhibition: Ars Electronica Festival, 07. - 11. September 2017