deadman's brake

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deadman's brake

[¦ded‚manz ′brāk]
(mechanical engineering)
An emergency device that automatically is activated to stop a vehicle when the driver removes his or her foot from the pedal.
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Dead Man's Switch, 2008, a video projection, is a still-life image save for the flickering flame of a candle, which at a certain point is blown out, here triggering the gallery's entire lighting system to turn on for a short time until a hand in the video relit the candle and the space darkened again for the cycle to recommence.