PART OF INCENDIARY
Incendiary is a multi-site exhibition consisting of 23 artists and 1 artists’ collective responding to the fire of industrial incinerators & combustion fallout on human & more than human ecosystems.
One part of this will be at SVA.
The initial idea came from a conversation between a direct action protestor Dr Gail Bradbrook and the curator, Patricia Brien. It was a discussion around the persistence of industrial incinerators despite much public protest and debate.
The inferno-incinerator conjures the destructive power of elemental fire & borrows from a powerful fire / regeneration binary association found in various mythologies. However, the fire / regeneration narrative urgently requires metamorphosis as things heat up. Images of Dante’s burning Inferno spring to mind as hyper consumption and subsequent waste fuels the fire and transforms it into toxic matter.
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