Electricity as art: Omega Recoil's giant Tesla coils (BBtv)





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Published on Jun 17, 2008

John Behrens and "Omega Recoil" build giant Tesla Coils. Their work explores how electronic fields can be excited in the environment, and their creations become the centerpieces of interactive public art performances.

Some of the tinkerers and performers in this SF Bay Area-based collective were previously associated with Dr. Megavolt, an electrical art project which:

"...[featured] a person in a metal mesh suit interacting with artificially generated lighting. The Doctor sets objects on fire with electricity originating from large Tesla coils, spars with the electric arcs and exhorts the audience to worship the elemental force of electricity."

Boing Boing tv blog post with more:

Omega Recoil website:

  • Category

  • License

    • Standard YouTube License
  • Song

    • Stormbringer - Killer Tracks
  • Artist

    • Matthew Corbett, Mike Wilkie
  • Album

    • ATMOS192_Movie Trailers
  • Licensed by

    • AdRev for a 3rd Party (on behalf of Atmosphere); AdRev Publishing


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