Richard Box creëerde Field, een installatie van 1.301 TL-lampen in een veld in Bath (was te bezichtigen van 15 feb tot 6 maart), gevoed door de electrische velden gegenereerd door de overhangende electriciteitskabels.
In The Guardian: How does this field of lights work?
Richard Box, artist-in-residence at Bristol University’s physics department, got the idea for the installation after a chance conversation with a friend. “He was telling me he used to play with a fluorescent tube under the pylons by his house,” says Box. “He said it lit up like a light sabre.”
Box decided to see if he could fill a field with tubes lit by powerlines. After a few weeks hunting for a site, he found a field, slipped the local farmer £200 and planted 3,600 square metre with tubes collected from hospitals.
Ook grappig (Pylon Ambient Energy Lights Fluorescent Bulbs):
As you walk up to the tubes, which are buried in the ground by about 6 inches, the tubes go out. When you move away they light up again. This is because your body is a better conductor of the electromagnetic radiation than the air is, so your body shorts out this potential to the ground.
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