F O O L ' S  F I R E

28 min © 2008
Cassette release on POSH ISOLATION © 2015

Composition from noise received and transmitted by pyrite and galena crystals

By attaching an electrified needle to the crystals a negative/positive charge was created in the barrier between the crystal surface and the needle tip. In these isolated charged spots atoms jumped across the barriers and made the crystals receptive to radio waves, which were picked up by the needle

The title of this work derives from 'fool's gold', another name for pyrite, and pyr, the Greek word for fire

Fool's Fire was originally created for the exhibition Paramirrors in Riga, Latvia