BARN BURNER, 2021
Face-mounted acrylic photo print
30.5 x 45 cm
Edition limited to 5 copies + 1 AP
Each print is accompanied by a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity by the artist.
During the wildfire suppression in May 2020, a group of scholars and volunteers found evidences that would change the hypothesis about the cause of wildfires in Nothern Thailand. They found several small pegs that connected to a small battery with a power cable installed, in the national park - a reserved area that villagers cannot easily enter. The burner would put a small clod of clay in the middle between the cloth pegs to set a timer for the clod of clay to melt, and the wires attached to the battery ignited and set the fires along the line the burner wanted. The villagers suggested it’s not the way local people would have done it in the past.
Barn Burner is ongoing project which explores the relationship between human and natural resources. It has been presented as an interactive web-object via the Last Museum website [www.kw-berlin.de/thelastmuseum/], photos and film screening.