10 October 2014 > 21 October 2014 Kindly invited to the opening of the exhibition Tour de Tesla by Staš Sotlar, Martin Podlogar, Tomo Markočič on Friday, 10th October 2014, at 9 pm at Alkatraz Gallery, ACC Metelkova mesto. The exhibition is a part of Lighting Guerrilla Festival. Opening time will include Saturdays 11th and 18th October (from 3 pm till 11 pm).
This installation is an upgrade of the project Static Electricity conceived by students of the Academy of Design Design in Ljubljana. At first, the research was primarily focused on the possibilities of visualisation of electricity, and later it also acquired an additional sound dimension. The installation is based on the engagement of the viewer who co-creates the electrical current in Tesla transformer by pushing bicycle pedals. Neon bulbs arranged around the transformer shine by means of wireless transmission of electricity, and the sound backdrop is directly proportional to the power of the turning wheel simulating the heartbeat. The project substantiates the futuristic ideas of Nikola Tesla whose technological visions still inspire numerous creators.
Staš Sotlar finished the Waldorf Grammar School in Ljubljana in 2009 and continued to study visual communications at the College for Design, where he is currently preparing his BA degree. He is also engaged in animation. After completing a grammar school, Martin Podlogar enrolled to study at the Faculty of Electrotechnics, where he is currently a post-graduate student. In his leisure time he is engaged in art and collaborates as technical assistant in other art projects. Tomo Markočič is finishing the second year of his MA studies at the Faculty of Electrotechnics. Besides his studies he is engaged in various study projects, primarily in the framework of the Best association.
Produced by: Strip Core/Forum Ljubljana.
Coproduced by: KUD Mreža/Alkatraz Gallery and University in Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrotechnics.
Thanks to: RV Maček, Franci Rainer, Jošt Reberc.
Photos from the opening: Damjan Kocjančič.