Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Field by Richard Box

While Leverhulme Trust artist-in-residence at the Bristol University physics department, Richard Box designed an installation called Field. It was created by planting 1,301 fluorescent light tubes into the earth underneath an overhead power line covering an area of 3,600m2. The electromagnetic fields from the power cables above, lit the tube lights to create this unique installation. As its name suggests, the installation took place in a field near the A46 between Bristol and Bath in February 2004. Hundreds of people flocked to see it. Inspired by a childhood story of a boy who played with fluorescent tubes under pylons near his home. Winner of the 2004 Bombay Sapphire prize for excellence in glass design.

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