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The lifecycle of metal. Each light that turns on and eventually turns off represents a new metal that is activated and decays, through electrici… Read More
The lifecycle of metal. Each light that turns on and eventually turns off represents a new metal that is activated and decays, through electricity. Read Less
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Fading Light, Metallic Decay
The lifecycle of metal.
Each light that turns on and eventually turns off represents a new metal that is activated and decays, through electricity.

BasBased on a system, each vessel has a positive and negatively charged wire in the water. As electricity runs through these wires, the metal begins to deteriorate and galvanize. A light is hooked up to each set of wires. Once the wire cannot conduct electricity through its entire length, the light fades out, no longer illuminating the vessel where the decay occurs. This represents the end of the system. Different wires, electricity amounts, and amount of salt in each vessel is used, giving a unique lifetime to each vessel.

The left video is using 28 gauge copper, the right video is of 24 gauge galvanized steel. This is a time lapsed video of 1 hr 30 min condensed to 2 minutes in total. This is a sequence of some of the initial studies for this project.
These are the last few hours (time lapsed) of a system of vessels, all with different wires and salt to water ratios. As the metal in each vessel fails to conduct, the LED will go out, signaling the end of the system, or lifecycle of that metal.