Garden Firewood Kiln
When I moved to live in a small town in North London, I got a piece of an untended garden from my landlord with full rights to the garden.
So a small firewood kiln was built here for practice-oriented creation.
I try to build critical dialogue through this practice:
In the current era of consumption supremacy, artifacts are becoming containers for desires. Under the coercion of the market, capital alienates human beings and becomes the target of capital harvesting. We are forced to leave our shelter, to be stripped from the associative environment of technology. Become a part of a huge, systematic system. There is no personality, no way to settle down, and the only way to barely maintain a fragile existence is to burn the self. This project aims to loosen us from the capitalist industrial production system by creating a poetic connection between human beings and artifacts, and reconnecting with the localized environment and perceptual experience. It works more on the level of material culture and aesthetics and reaffirms our relationship with the environment and artifacts.
The project may provide an ecological perspective, allowing us to gain creative inspiration from the surrounding environment and learn to share our space with the surrounding animals, the fox who occasionally comes to make a home in the kiln, and the squirrel who comes to drink from the bucket every morning (originally It is used for firefighting) and the pears that accidentally fell from the tree when the kiln was hungry and thirsty. I try to examine the active role that non-artificial natural objects play in our creations, as a way of thinking through practice. We are able to rebuild a habitat in our daily life, embrace life's deviation and uncertainty, and inspire something loose and enjoyable.