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
RE: cornishman article
It is about our attiude to energy but its also about how as artists we interact with the natural environment too. Its often the case that when working in issue based fields that the art becomes less than central - no matter- but at the heart of this visual debate is an attempt to move away from pictorial representation when using the landscape as subject matter or inspiration and begin an investigation into how art can use the landscape in a more relevant way. The 'pretty' needs to be removed from the landscape/land art 'picture' altogether.
Posted by bruce at 11:11 am