Studio Nathan Coley

Burn the Village, Feel the Warmth 2012

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Powder-coated Aluminium with fluorescent lamps
75 x 120 x 8cm


Haunch of Venison, London

Photo Credit

Ruth Clark/ Peter Mallet

Burn The Village, Feel The Warmth

Tom Hunt

While the condition “burn the village, feel the warmth” is logical, the proposition—comfort in return for desecration—suggests a strikingly impolitic manifesto. In Coley’s light-box sculpture, we are given just this brief directive. The words are stacked one on top of the other, separated by a gap…