Lightning State

Teslacoil, double-channel video installation [loop]
Programming: Shun Owada
Technical advisor: Koichi Nakamura

Lightning State is an installation artwork featuring the moving image of a merry-go-round that continues to rotate in vain in ruinous space against the backdrop of rumbling lightning. While Tesla coil creates lightning, the image of the merry-go-round begins to burn. The fire spreads over the entire scene and ends up in ashes; when everything turns to ashes and wraps up in the dark, rolls of thunder are heard, and lightning appears followed by a projection of an image of cherry buds beginning to unfurl. When cherry blossoms come into full bloom, the moving image returns to where it began, and the merry-go-round starts rotating again.