Storytelling with Technologies for Fire Retardation

4k video, 20′ 00′
Bleiswijk (2020)

A moment of conceptual storytelling while a glass wall partition is burned and tested in the fire-testing company Efectis. With various fire testing set-ups they monitor the speed of combustion in construction and household materials, testing the performance of objects in calamity.
- In each assembly line, a few objects have to be sacrificed and burned for the rest to be allowed free passage to the free market. -
The company allowed me to tell stories while they were running a test in their big furnace, addressing the social function of fire, and creating a cross pollination of ideas on performance, how the object performs, the workers perform and the artist performs.