This series not only re-invents the ready-made genre, but introduces the concept of heat as a formal quality in sculpture making. It illustrates both my desire to champion the genre of object making, including a nod to modernist formalism, as well as a conceptual yearning for introducing notions of de-materialization (the use of heat as a formal element) and object appropiation.
I make all the functional boiler tanks myself by melting down cast iron radiators in a specially designed furnace, usually in front of amazed spectators. The resulting castings are assembled into the barrel-like forms at the bottom of the compositions. These are filled with water, heated with electricity and the resulting steam fills the radiators that generate heat once again.