Description

On 30 September 2006 Antony Gormley’s Waste Man was burned to the ground in front of an audience of thousands in the seaside town of Margate. The resulting film, Exodus, a modern retelling of the biblical story by Penny Woolcock, was broadcast on Channel 4 in 2007.

As part of a multi-discipline team Westgreen worked directly with the artist and film producer to create the sculptural finalé to the film. The five-storey high timber sculpture had to be structurally sound, safe and practical in construction but then ignite, burn and collapse in accordance with the artistic vision.

 

Links
Antony Gormley
Artangel — Slideshow
Artangel — Exodus
Artangel — Burning of the Waste Man (video)
View, Blueprint (pdf)

Photography: Simon Collins Photography / Studio Octavio