Opacity of the Body within the Transparency of the Circuit

Michel de Broin | Opacity of the Body within the Transparency of the Circuit

1997

Glass, red wine, containers, mineral oil, light bulb, electrical cords

150 x 60 x 20 cm

The apparatus comprises of an electric circuit in which a glass of red wine placed inside a container filled with mineral oil acts as resistance. An electrical current travels through the wine before reaching a light bulb, a luminous witness that lights up with difficulty because of the drop in tension caused by the wine’s limited conductibility.