Vincent Brinkmann (Vincent)
Academy of Media Arts, Cologne
year of making
„Lightning Tales“ is an installation that echoes the thunder events around the globe in real time. The foto flash is activated when a thunderbolt strucks down to earth of a randomly chosen thunder storm. That storm is captured by flashes in the chamber until it dissolves and a next one is chosen within a narrow time frame.
A network of scanners for electromagnetical and optical thunder events is written into a database. “Lightning Tales” is connected to this database via a live feed and let you experience atmospheric discharges audiovisually.