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April 10th, 2009 at 10:46 am

‘FIELD’ of Fluorescent Bulbs Powered By Ambient Electricity

Field of Flourescent Bulbs Powered By Ambient Electricity

‘FIELD’

You are looking at 1301 fluorescent bulbs planted in an English farm, powered entirely by electrical fields generated by the power lines that float in curves over the top of this field. (PIcs)

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The installation is called simply FIELD. Five years ago, FIELD creator Richard Box was an artist in residence in the physics department at Bristol University, and he got the idea to plant his fluorescent crop after hearing a colleague describe playing light saber games with a fluorescent tube beneath power lines in his backyard. So he bribed a local farmer into letting him set up this extraordinary scene, to recreate the light saber game times a thousand.

Field of Flourescent Bulbs Powered By Ambient Electricity

 

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