The enormous space where the installation takes place, the tactile quality of the flame, as well as the technology behind the project create an interesting relationship between the natural element of the world and its technological counterpart.
A small candle is placed in front of an audio speaker. A camera is focused on the flame and the video image is displayed on a massive scale. A computer running a video conferencing application is connected to the speaker.
The audio signal is being received from Location 2 (London, UK) where a performer is playing African drums. The sound generated by the participants in Location 2 causes the flame to move to the rhythm. The movement of the flame is captured by a video camera, and is projected on a massive scale in a dark room as well as sent back over the network to the participating party where it is also projected.