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
I did one project presentation in school all the rest were on site at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens. These in-situ presentations at the gardens allowed for a more discursive engagement whilst the presentation at St just primary in front of the whole school (220 children) allowed me to develop the social historical theme and the context of the art work more in depth. I demonstrated how to make ‘poor man’s Holly’ [see blog site for details] using various teaching aids such as furze flour and berries by involving the children but also power point presentations showing old photographs of furze management, the references that I used to develop the sculptural form of the art work, the progression of the cutting and stacking accomplished by the project so far and sketches of the work that y6 would go on to help create.
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