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.
Sunday, 29 April 2007
The height of the work was ideal to work with a ladder at [2.3m] without the necessity/hassle/expense of tower scaffolding. The lowest half of the work was built by school children [age range 10-15] as they wouldn’t have been allowed to work off the ground due to Health and safety reasons. The children were really good to work with and fun, interested people to have around. The quality of their work was good and didn’t need to be adjusted in any significant way – in fact they did too much on one day and I had dismantle some of it to ensure the next team had something to build. Much of the construction side of the project was held back to allow for participation. This was an unusual development which would normally be at odds with how a rick would have been built. However, developing a strong element of participation was one of the most important parts of the project.
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