Credit: Marlene Reischl
Marlene Reischl (AT)
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.