Experimenting with the mini-coil, florescent tubes, and a segway:
Sometimes Omega Recoil is just adding to the ambiance, such as in this piece, also provided by Jon Sarriugarte.
Sometimes, even when things go wrong, they look awesome. Here’s a shot from our Do It for Haiti show that William Keller caught of a strike to our secondary coil. OUCH! That’s not supposed to happen.
Great shot, but that’s going to take a LOT of work back at the shop to fix. Most likely we’re going to have to replace that secondary completely.
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: