Let it burn | 2017
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Sculpture made using twenty-two 5-inch, 100W halogen light bulbs mounted on a wheeled clothing rack to mobilize the structure. The bulbs are connected to a series of socket light splitters, outlet-to-socket light plugs, rolled extension cords and outlet power strips allowing it to be connected to any standard electrical wall outlet. On the glass surface of the bulbs handwritten letters spell out the sentences "Let it burn" on one side and "Let them burn" on the other. When connecting the sculpture to the power source two things happen: the bulbs generate a lot of heat; and, after a few minutes, the electrical system collapses due to the high energy demand and the circuit fuses, interrupting the electric current. When this happens, it is necessary to go to the fuse box and reactivate the energy flow again. This structure, precarious, mobile and made with cheap materials, can momentarily and partially collapse a complex system.
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