MONUMENT TO WORLD FOSSIL FUEL PRODUCTION (2018)
CJP and FDM 3D print, aluminium
25 x 155 x 25 cm
The mechanistic world view of the enlightenment remains one the foundations of our technological civilization. Of this instrumental - manipulative attitude
which treats environment as mere depository of resources, Francis Bacon was a pioneering philosopher, expounding in many of his works how to rule over nature applying scientific methods and technologies.
In a chapter of his 1605 book, Advancement of Learning, Bacon calls on to erect, in the spirit of Vulcanus, adoring the god of fire, furnaces and engines, utilizing natural resources rationally. According to recent forecasts, fossil fuel production will reach the 1800 level in 2300.