Magnetic Field Light Show

This is great. Basically, Richard Box, an artist type from Brizzle, chucked a local farmer 200 notes to let him use one of his fields to take some photos. The field in question had a couple of huge electricity pylons in it, and Richard thought that he might be able to do something with the electro-magnetic field.

So he stuck loads of flourescent tubes in the ground and what do you know – it only worked!

Box explains:

A fluorescent tube glows when an electrical voltage is set up across it. The electric field set up inside the tube excites atoms of mercury gas, making them emit ultraviolet light. This invisible light strikes the phosphor coating on the glass tube, making it glow. Because power lines are typically 400,000 volts, and Earth is at an electrical potential voltage of zero volts, pylons create electric fields between the cables they carry and the ground.

Richard Box

He did some more in the snow:

Richard Box

Here’s a 360º panorama.

This work kinda puts me in mind of the sleeve for the Battles amazing Tonto+ EP. The pics for that sleeve were done at some quarry in Wales during their UK tour and my brother who works with Battles was there! Props!

Battles - Tonto+

Richard Box

Battles @ Warp


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