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Wedding Wires

Construction Date : April 2008

Location : WIRED Lab Site

Number of Wires : 4

System : Short Wire / Long Wire, wooden pole supports, acoustic floating pole and ceramic insulators.

Short Wire : Two individual wires (one upper and one lower) of 3.15mm diameter high tensile fencing wire each spanning 350m. Wooden H posts at the ends, vertical poles at intermediate points.

Long Wire : Two individual wires (one upper and one lower) of 3.15mm diameter high tensile fencing wire each spanning 450m. Directional change  southwards at bottom of hill near boundary fence. Wooden H posts at the ends and the directional change. Vertical poles at intermediate points.

Additional Info : These were the first wires constructed at the WIRED Lab site during the first residency in April 2008. The name “Wedding Wires” refers to Alan’s comment that these are Dave and Sarah’s wedding present, and construction commenced shortly after their wedding in Feb 2008.

Basic Schematic of Wedding Wires

One of Alan Lamb’s sketches from the design phase