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2012 | VIOLET WAND COLLAR (EYEBEAM RESIDENCY)

One day in meditation Carrie Mae Rose asked herseIf ...  "If the Gods wore armor, what would be the substance/material of the Armor of the Gods?"  ANSWER:  Fire and Electricity ----> non-physical fire / spiritual fire / spiritual voltage

Thus began the exploration of the concept for the Fire Dress and Telsa Coil Wings which require working with open flames, tanks of gas or large tesla coils!  To begin, Rose decided to build with a smaller device and create a series of wearable collars with hacked hand-sized Violet Wands that pulse mini-electrical arcs through voice interaction with a digital potentiometer.

During her Eyebeam Art & Technology Center residency in 2011-2012 it was discovered that the voltage was at an unsafe level for performance without wearing a faraday suit and so these ideas remain (mostly) in the conceptual phase!  


You might ask... and what exactly are Violet Wands? 

Violet Wands (Violet Rays) are electro medical devices invented by Nicola Tesla and recommended by Edgar Cayce as a healing tool. Violet Wands are also modern, electrical, kink or highly erotic electro-stimulation tools.  They are used for the application of low current, high voltage (min 25 kV to max 65 kV), high-frequency, electricity to the body.  Violets Wands are sold both to the police department and the S&M community. The wands have a variety of intensity levels that do anything from burn to arouse the end receiver.  


*BIG THANK YOU* to Wanda at violetwanda.com for her support of this project in her generous donations of violet wands & electrodes!!