The Tesla Project: The woman who lit the world

The woman who lit the world is a story about the Tesla Project, choreographed and told by Stina Nyberg. It had its premiere with Alternating Current at Revolve festival, Köttinspektionen, Uppsala 19 May 2018..

For a long time, Stina Nyberg have been walking in the footsteps of the electric engineer Nikola Tesla; gathering stories, technologies and myths about the vibrant history of the wireless.In The woman who lit the world she tells the story of how she came to visit Tesla’s private library in Belgrade, have her photo taken in Tesla’s room at the Hotel New Yorker, get a hug from the boss of the Tesla Science Center on Long Island, tried to break in into the remaining building of the legendary Adam’s Power Plant in Niagara Falls, failed to build a tiny tesla coil at the Maker Space Fat Cat Fat Lab in NYC, danced with a big tesla coil in the barn of a Danish foot therapist, and finally stopped doubting the magic of electricity. Step by step, she realizes how the story of the genius turns into a story about herself


Concept and performance: Stina Nyberg