Fire works

Without really intending it the Fire room installation came together over time with a succession of works depicting destruction by fire. A Constructed World investigate the fate of objects and ideas when they cease to function, raising questions about the impulse to obliterate objects, the operative needs of capitalism, and what remains after something is destroyed.

The installation comprises fourteen video works made between 2002 and 2010, including Mony Fire, Camera Fire, Le feu scrupuleux, 2008 (commissioned by Cneai, Chatou), Samuel Pepys in Bordeaux, 2008 (commissioned by CAPC Museum, Bordeaux) and set of small of sculptures, affects, resulting from the making of the works.

“We do have a future and a past, but the future takes the form of a circle expanding in all directions, the past is not surpassed but revisited,repeated, surrounded, protected, recombined,reinterpreted and reshuffled. Elements that appear remote if we follow the spiral, may turn out to be quite nearby if we compare loops.”- ACW
“Everyone’s mind will be permanently linked to the wireless Internet, and through the Internet to everyone else’s mind. This will trigger very radical changes. In particular, telepathic groups able to instantly share and elaborate thoughts will produce an enormous acceleration in the development and deployment of new ideas, and cause the emergence of “group minds.” And once neural communication is sufficiently deep, accurate and fast, it will be possible to transfer the informational content of a person’s brain, with memories, thoughts and feelings, to a higher performance storage and process- ing device. This “mind uploading” technology may eventually provide practical immortality.”- space physicist Giulio Prisco