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: cornishaman article
Well the carbon emission thing got a bit lost in the mix. There is a crucial word missing from the text. It should read 'furze smoke is not as carbon-producing like fossil fuels'. Its an important point to the work that pollution is caused by the burning of the work. It emphasises the fact that little of what we do is free from any environmental impact. Although I have gone out of my way to create a work that uses sustainable materials that are already part of an existing process, the use of diesel powered transport to move the material conflicts with the projects sub title 'sustainable sculpture in an age of climate change'. Which is meant to be as much a question as a proclaimation.
Posted by bruce at 11:19 am