March 26th, 2009

“On” by Aram Bartholl is not your average way to lit a candle.

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.

On by Aram Bartholl

2 Responses to “On”

  1. Rob Seward Says:

    So very cool. Though i have to say I’m surprised by the switch at the bottom. I expected a dapper gentleman to walk into his apartment, flip a switch, and voila: the candles light. Dinner for two!

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