self destructing environment
500mm glass tank containing copper sulphate, pierced by a series of forged steel spikes with a copper disc suspended between them. Electrical current is passed through the spikes creating an electrolytic environment. Initially the system functioned in a predictable way, plating the roughly forged spikes with copper deposits. In time the electrolyte was topped up with poor quality water, electricity was fed at random intervals, at different currents and polarities. This resulted in an unstable and uncontrollable environment. This work was created in 1999 and shown at Sunderland University.