27 March 2014

Vibrant Patterns Form On Images Exposed To A Deadly Electrical Voltage

New York, Brooklyn-based artist Philip Stearns has embarked on a fascinating project entitled ‘High Voltage Image Making’ in which he created these alien microbes-like patterns on instant film by subjecting each image to 15,000 volts of electricity.

For better visualization, a standard battery that powers a car is 12 volts. 15,000 volts is more than a thousand times of that, generated by a neon transformer.

The resulting images are organic, vibrant, and strangely beautiful, a result of the physical, chemical and electrical transformations that have taken place.

Check out the video and images below.

[via Ignant, images via Philip Stearns]