photovoltaic panel, steel wool, 9 volt battery
Lava Clouds is a performance work where a photovoltaic (or solar) panel draws 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 current from the panel are realised as sound.
Avantwhatever festival, 3RRR FM Performance Space, Brunswick, 15 Aug 2016. Photo: Tim Grey.