Geminids

gas lighters, photovoltaic panel, projected video

Geminids is a performance work with two parts. Firstly, the energy from bursts of sparks produced by handheld gas lighters is realised as sound using a photovoltaic (or solar) panel (see top image). Then a tiny video camera is used to catch images of the bursts of sparks, which are then projected onto the solar panel, producing a very different account of the energies involved (bottom image).


Avantwhatever, The Alderman, East Brunswick, March 2017. Photos and video: Jenn Brewer.