joint project by Nadja Buttendorf & Aram Bartholl, Venice L.A. · 2016
A light-emitting diode (LED) is a two-lead semiconductor light source. It is a diode that emits light when activated. When a suitable current is applied to the leads, electrons are able to recombine with electron holes within the device, releasing energy in the form of photons. Appearing as practical electronic components in 1962, the earliest LEDs emitted low-intensity infrared light. Infrared LEDs are still frequently used as transmitting elements in remote-control circuits, such as those in remote controls for a wide variety of consumer electronics. (WP)
In the video work ‚Keep away from children‘ a LED is set on fire with a match. It burns down completely within seconds. Due to the excellent immflamability it is unclear at which point the actual LED-light stops shining.