Nous is a nine headed fire flower with interactive controls that regulate the dance of the fire. As the participant manipulates the controls, the flower creates bursts of fire that illuminate, and entrance the viewer. The participant feels the flames on his face, hears the roar of the bursts from its 9 flower buds. The participant feels the thrill of power as he or she operates this deadly metal machine/lifeform from a safe position at the controls.
A 13’ tall, active fire sculpture, Nous is built from over 800 ft of 1/4 stainless steel rod bar. Flame effects include nine constant flames with nine accumulators tanks that create 5' bursts of fire. The effects are both participant controlled from outside the barricades and are also computer controlled by the operator. This sculpture can run for three to five hours. Flames are controlled by 3/4" solenoid valves.