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Ikarus 2000/ Experiment No.48

Ikarus 2000/ Experiment No.48

Material/ mixed media
Measures/ various
2017/ Berlin/ Germany

Set-Up and Execution/
A 24 m high working platform is set up in a room. The crank arm of the lifting platform is extended until below the ceiling of the room. In the safety cage of the lifting platform is a switched-on 18 KW Fresnel Daylight floodlight, which generates a lot of heat. On the floor of the room are nine remote controlled model helicopters. The rotor blades of the helicopters are made of wax. Through use of a remote control device, the model helicopters are flown close to the floodlights.
When the model helicopters fly too close to the headlight, the wax rotor blades melt and they plummet to the ground.