Capacitor by John Grade

September 5, 2013

Seattle-based artist John Grade has created Capacitor as part of the Uncommon Ground exhibition series at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Wisconsin.

Watch a video about Capacitor – here



Capacitor explores an immediate and direct relationship with the natural world.

This immense, 40- x 20- x 40-foot coil physically responds to information from weather sensors outside the Arts Center, slowly twisting and shifting to changes in wind direction and temperature.

The giant, honeycomb-like structure is lit from within by light-emitting diodes that subtly change in brightness over the course of a day.

Artist: John Grade
Photography: John Michael Kohler Arts Center and John Grade.
Video produced by the John Michael Kohler Arts Center.