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 site was a spectacular setting to present a large scale environmental work which was further enhanced by the superb weather on the day of the burn. A cloudless sky and strong sunlight all day from sunrise to sunset. With no wind, just a slight breeze, it meant that the work could be viewed from almost 360 degrees. The fire safety officer had suggested that I increase the barrier from 25m exclusion zone to 30m. This I did and most thought - prior to the burn - that it was a bit excessive. After the burn however people commentated on how intense the heat was with some concern for camera equipment expressed. Had it been 5m nearer it would have been very uncomfortable.
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