More than 100 years ago the great visionary scientist, engineer and humanitarian Nikola Tesla predicted the current environmental crisis and knew we would need a radical solution. He devoted the last part of his life to providing one, with his discovery that the earth produces an unlimited reservoirof natural electricity and his invention that harnesses it by tuning a transmitter to the natural frequencies of the earth, based on an entirely new understanding of physics. Tesla’s ideas were so advanced for that time, and challenging to mainstream science, that all funding for his projects was withdrawn, his name seemed to disappear from the history books, and since then all of this visionary work has remained veiled in mystery.
Tesla called this new source of energy the ‘aether’ or ‘the wheelwork of nature’. This is the primordial, cosmic energy that emanates from the sun; the energy that creates light and that makes everything in the universe spin. It is produced by the spinning earth, within stars, in the cosmic vacuum of space, and Nikola Tesla found a way to produce it with his invention known as a ‘Tesla coil’.
The film will explore the work of a small and dedicated group of scientists and inventors around the world who are studying Tesla’s writings and reproducing his experiments. They believe that harnessing this infinite, nontoxic and renewable resource has the potential to rid the earth of radioactive waste, to stop the destruction of natural resources, and to render the use of fossil fuels, hydroelectric and nuclear power virtually obsolete.
Pictures of Infinity will illuminate the profoundly ecological view of science revealed by these experiments and inventions, making the principles it is based on both visible and audible.
The film weaves together dramatic scenes from Tesla’s life, revealing his deep connection to the natural world; the work of contemporary scientists and inventors who are building on Tesla’s discoveries; and poetic and musical representations of this new concept of energy made with computer-animated graphics, documentary images of the natural environment, and with original music based on the same principles of resonance, harmonics and vibration that Tesla was applying to harness the natural energy of the earth.