Lava Clouds

photovoltaic panel, steel wool, 9v battery

Lava Clouds is a performance work where a photovoltaic (or solar) panel catches the energy from candescing ‘clouds’ of steel wool. The output from the panel is connected directly to an audio system (amplifier, PA or what have you), so that fluctuations in voltage produced by the panel are realised as sound.

Avantwhatever festival, 3RRR FM Performance Space, Brunswick, 15 Aug 2016. Photo: Tim Grey.