light installation
Candle, resistance wire, copper wire, switch, 12V power transformer
20×5×5 cm

A resistance wire, similar to one in a classic light bulb, is wound into a spiral and slipped over the wick of the candle. Both ends are soldered to copper wire which leads down to the switch which is fixed by a cable tie to the candle. The switch controls a 12 V power transformer. The resistance wire glows up very briefly before the heat breaks the metal. The candle is lit.

Video 10 min, 1080i HD

Assistance: Philip Preuss


  • Mind Over Matter, Technische Sammlungen Dresden, Dresden, 2020

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