Project outline:CUT/STACK/BURN is a performative re-enactment of a redundant rural activity - furze cutting for domestic fuel (or gorse outside of cornwall). The project uses art installation as a platform to develop a visual conversation about the implications and absence of sustainable approaches in the management of land and its resources. Our current use of energy in an age of climate change becomes a focal point and pivotal issue in this visual debate.
Friday, 16 February 2007
The form of the construction has now moved on a fair bit since its first conception. Originally I had been interested in forms that referenced the domestic home where we expend most of our energy and also the architecture of the farm environment. I looked at barns/yards/haystacks/enclosures etc which in turn led me to consider the more modern intensive architecture of farm storage facilities such as slurry pits/containers/silage clamps etc, and finally to focus on large scale industrial circular fuel storage tanks [given that the furze rick is in itself a fuel store] for oil/gas/petrol and so on. The dimensions of the work will be built as a ring in the region of 20m in diameter and 2.5m in height at its highest point. It will be built on a sloping field over looking Mounts Bay. The interior of the work will be accessible through a narrow opening at the upper most part of the circle.
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