Fire Extinguishers, 2019

MA series

Summer 2018 the moors above Manchester were on fire. The following March 700 fire extinguishers were dumped on Saddleworth. I collected some of these and they became a focus for a series of works exploring narratives about the fires and the environmental vandalism of their abandonment. Removed from their context they bear traces of their former existence.

 

I began to cast the extinguishers, experimenting with peat/clay/seed mixes that led to Seedbombs with a view to re-abandon them on the moors in an environmentally positive fly-tipping action.

Mug Shots, 2019, 16 0f 700 flytipped fire extinguishers

Dysfunctional, 2019

700 Fire Extinguishers on Saddleworth Moor, 2019

 © 2018 by Sophy King