b-6, precarious tasks
#5 burning books to make some food by the fire

year: 2013
form: collective acts
material: photograph and text
size: 730X1100mm

artist’s notes:

Here we gather books and burn them to cook a meal. Books contain thoughts about something. Shapeless "thoughts" may not bring us any visible benefits. Reading books will not nourish our physical selves. Reading books does not fill the stomach. But if these "thoughts" were gathered and burned, converted into a form of energy – fire – and some form of food made using that thermal energy, would that food include "thoughts" of a sort, resembling a form of nutrient? Can we, in this way, actually take "thoughts" into our bodies?