carbon capture 3.jpg
Notes : from emails to Douglas Sheerer
(balloon light generator) and shows
a balloon powering a small dynamo
contraption to light its own presence
in the dark - with the inevitable fade
of the light as the balloon completely
deflates. This work reflects my masters
topic of investigating energy utilisation
in art in the context of the overwhelming
global warming debate.
This video was made using the same
generator gadget as the balloon video.
The light in this video is generated purely
from me blowing into the generator,
the dark sections of the video obviously
is when I am between breaths.
Once again this is a pretty crude version of
the video but I guess it indicates where I
am heading (maybe?).
Initial experiment in carbon capture.
To be more specific images of me in
my studio with adapted respirator to
capture my CO2 enriched breath in a
Took about half an hour of breathing to
fill the balloon up.
This images were only shot yesterday
and represent where the next lot of work
might be heading - am looking to make a
more convincing job of adapting a respirator,
maybe a full face respirator I think.
Have plans to use the captured breath
to generate electricity or drive other
objects. Seems like the work is heading
towards including performance elements -
not quite sure how that happened,
perhaps the ghost of Watt is hanging about.
Harnessing of the exhaust vent in my studio
to make electricity via fans driving motors.
First prototype barely charged AA battery.
Prototype 2 was more efficient at charging
batteries and powered a clock (see images).
Final version of fan generator is currently
able to power the lights for the window
gallery (tentatively named "inside out" space)
which I have set up for others to show
First person will be putting work in the
window next week hopefully.