Candle, resistance wire, copper wire, switch, 12V power transformer
Dimensions: 20 x 5 x 5 cm
Video 10 min, 1080i HD
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.
Assistance: Philip Preuss
Aram Bartholl 2009