Jan
17
2014
<em>Logged On</em>
 

Michel de Broin
Logged On, 2013
Wood log, electromagnet, neon bulb
74 x 12 x 6 in / 188 x 30.5 x 15.2 cm

A large log, found lying on the ground, has been repaired with a powerful coil inserted into its core. When the coil draws on the gallery’s electrical current, the resistance produces a magnetic field that enables it to cling to a heavy slab of steel balanced against the wall. Resistance and power are connected both physically and conceptually: if the current is disconnected, the log is cut off and returns to the earth.

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