First test sequence (indoor)
FIRE CONTAINED by WATER
Outdoor test sequence
Flames dance underneath a pulsating sheet of water. The flames trapped by the water are dragged along and eventually roll back on themselves due to their own heat.
Fire is the original light. Water it’s existential opposite.
Co-existing without destroying each other, the opposites create original and unpredictable forms as they dance in their own light.
Light acts as a material…
We animate the material, triggering changes through the proximity of the spectator.
Flame & Water nozzle
Water shot under pressure at a polished cone generates a stable sheet of water.
We animate the pressure and duration of the jet of water.
Millisecond bursts of flame are created under the sheet of water by solenoid valves using propane.
The flames are electronically ignited.
The water system is a closed circuit and runs continuously.
The animation sequence is controlled by proximity sensors.
The test films were made using the temporary set-up shown in the photos below.