Lightning Jewellery

Bleskové Šperky sú šperky, ktoré sa zakopú do zeme a udrie do nich blesk. Tak sa z nich stanú bleskové šperky. Zároveň je to moja metafora na dnešnú “instantnú“ spoločnosť a našu veľkú potrebu mať všetko pod kontrolou a hneď! Bleskové Šperky sú súbor piatich diel, ktoré vznikali v rokoch 2008-2016. Napriek tomu, že sa jedná o formálne rôzne diela, (objekty, inštalácia, audio, film), obsahovo stále bleskové šperky tematizujú.

 

O všeobecne vzdelanej pani učiteľke / audio, asi rozprávka / 2008

Space Race / inštalácia / 2009

25km2 / film / réžia J. Mináriková / 2011

props / objekty / 2011

Valentín / objekt / 2016

 

 

O všeobecne vzdelanej pani učiteľke / audio, asi rozprávka / 2008

space race2011

About a generally educated Teacher. / probably fairy tale

One sunny day, a teacher took her class for a trip to the countryside. They walked through the woods and meadows and through the woods and meadows again.

Around lunchtime, just as they had climbed up a hunting tower, it got suddenly dark and lightning flashed in the distance.

Let’s count – one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight…” Baaang! Quickly, we don’t have time, there will be a storm soon.

Take off all the gold that you’re wearing, gold is a good conductor and it could attract a lightning strike.” Baaang!

So the children started taking off their necklaces, earrings, rings and bracelets. The teacher took all the jewellery and buried it in the ground.

Now, let’s go down to the foot of the hill, it’s very dangerous over here.” Under the hill, they all crouched down quietly.

Baaang! Flash!, Baaang! Flash!, Baaang! Flash!

The lightning strikes kept hitting one place on top of the hill, there were so many – no one counted them anymore. The storm passed as quickly as it came

and neither the teacher nor the children were harmed.

 Problem 1: What happened to the buried jewellery?

Problem 2: How come the children were wearing so much gold?

 

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Correspondence with Dr. Martin A. Uman, Distinguished Professor on University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-6200

On 10/24/2010 3:25 PM, Pavol Prekop wrote:
> >
> > Dear Mr,
> >
> > *Dr. Martin A. Uman*
> >
> > My name is Pavol Prekop and I study at Academy of Fine Art and Design
> > in Bratislava, Slovakia (www.vsvu.sk <http://www.vsvu.sk/>). To be
> > more specific: Department of Applied Art, the name of the atelier is
> > *s+m+l_XL kov a sperk.*
> >
> > At the present, I am working at my artistic project called “lightning
> > jewellery”. The essence of this project is *Power of human mind’s
> > confrontation with power of nature*. That means to place several kinds
> > of metal (Au, Ag, Fe, Pt, Cu… as a jewellery forms) into the ground
> > and to let them attract lightning. The main purpose of my project is
> > to find out how these metals interact with power of lightning and
> > create fulgurite forms. Results of this interaction (high temperature,
> > melting of the clay and sand that are turned to glass, metal
> > deformations) should be presented on
> > exhibition.
> >
> >
> > **
> >
> > I have found your project*Rocket Triggered Lightnings*on the Internet.

> Your technology that enables RC rockets to catch lightning has

> > interested me very much. I have not found an evidence about similar

> > project around the Europe. Therefore, I would like to cooperate on
> > your next catching lightning activities. If you like my artistic idea,
> > I can come to Florida and put my stuff into the ground under your
> > rockets. Of course, if it can not influence your scientific study.
> >
> > I am going to spend time in Tampa from 30^th of October to
> > 4^th of November. If there is any chance to meet you personally or
> > someone from lightning team, I will be the happiest man.
> >
> > Sincerely,
> >
> > Pavol

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> Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2010 11:38:56 -0400
> From: uman@ece.ufl.edu
> To: pavolprekop@hotmail.com; muman@ece.ufl.edu; jordan@ece.ufl.edu
> Subject: Re: “lightning jewellery”
>
> Dear Pavol:
> You may be surprised, but I have received a number of requests
> such as yours from artists. Unfortunately, at present our funded
> research does not allow us to engage in such non-lightning-physics
> activities ( there are also associated insurance issues) . I wish you a
> wonderful honeymoon in Tampa.
> I was born in Tampa and lived there through high school.
> Martin Uman

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I understand they are fascinating,
Thanks for your reply,
Pavol

 

space race / inštalácia / 2009

SR2011  2011SR

 

25km2 / film / réžia J. Mináriková / 2011

  

props / objekty / 2011

kulisy 2012  anna

 

valentín / objekt / 2016

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