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Automatische Feuerlöscher/ Experiment No.16






Automatische Feuerlöscher/ Experiment No.16


Material/ Automatically fire extinguisher, mirrows, magnifier
Measures/ various
2016/ Göteborg/ Schweden


Set-up and Execution/
Eight automatic fire extinguishers are emptied, filled with red paint, and sealed under 6 bar of pressure.
They are all hung by steel cables, at the same height and equidistant from one another, from the ceiling
of a large room with many windows. Magnifying glasses attached to telescopic poles are positioned under
the heat-sensitive ampules. Two full-length mirrors per fire extinguisher are positioned so that they
reflect the light from the windows onto the magnifying glasses.
Supposition/
If enough sun shines through the windows, the fire extinguishers will be triggered and will start spraying
their contents. On the floor, red circles will appear.


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