Omega Recoil celebrated Groundhog’s day with a little performance at the Oakland Film Center. Thanks to Robert Fujioka Studios for this stunning image.
For the last few weeks the members of Omega Recoil have been working hard with our friend at The Crucible in preparation for their Fire & Light: Soirée and Art Auction.
The hard work begins this week with installation and testing of our coil in their space. If all goes according to plan, we will be performing along side a Gamelan orchestra with our big coil hung from the ceiling, and our new solid state coil on stage with the orchestra.
Playing with a new solid state coil that Sparky picked up. Watch out, the video is kind of loud.
Someone sent me this link today. Over at The Oatmeal, they are taking pre-orders on a fun Tesla > Edison shirt.
From time to time I search around a little to see how my CC licensed photos are being used. Today I found this article on wired.co.uk featuring photos from our Omega Recoil performance at NIMBY and video from Smukfest.
Some time ago, a bank of sizable capacitors fell into our hands. We have been planing to use them for a new project for some time. Today we made major progress to that end.
Behold! The first test of the fruit exploder!
In case you’re having trouble seeing the explosion, we’ve grabbed one of the frames: Continue reading
Another adventure in hanging the coil from a crane. This time we, Omega Recoil, hung our entire setup from a gantry crane at American Steel Studios for Sand by the Ton. It was quite an effort – we even had to get the broken crane running for the first time in who knows how long. There were a lot of challenges – our first show was stopped short by the Fire Marshall due to the crowd we drew. In the end it was well worth it. We had a show where both the performer and the Tesla Coil were able to move around the performance space.
Sadly I didn’t get too many photos this time, but here is one:
A very last minute adventure. Omega Recoil was invited by Dan Das Mann to participate with a number of other artist in the Sausalito Lighted Yacht Parade. We weren’t sure just what to expect, and there was a constant threat that the weather would turn bad, but we risked it and hung our Tesla Coil from a crane, over the side of The R/V White Holly. It was great and the rain held off until it was time to load out.
There are a few photos on Flickr.
And a stunning video: