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Charged Hearts

The spectator 'plugs in' by lifting the bell jar and exciting the glass heart which then beats luminescently. Situated in the middle cabinet, the 'terrella' simultaneously excites. It begins the aurora borealis, a cathode ray tube stripped bare.

Brass, copper, glass, electronics, electrodes, electron guns, computer, luminescent gases, lights. 42 x 83 x 60 inches.

Commissioned by the National Gallery of Canada. Supported by AT&T Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts.

All technical equipment is supplied and part of the piece. Technical instructions and support can be provided as negotiated.

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