During the National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art & Practices there will be several public performances and you’re invited!
Step right up and behold a fusion of ferrous phenomena! Elemental amusements to torment and twirl, spellbinding sights and spinning oddities, ferrocious fire follies that delight and dismay. An evening of intrigue, and nightmares let loose on the earthly plane.
A MULTI-ACT AFFAIR, FEATURING:
THE IRON CIRCUS
Barry Bailey, New Orleans, LA
A visual drama incorporating clowns, dancers, and iron furnace puppets. Multiple furnaces built on site will self-destruct in a variety of ways. The pre-cast head furnace, which will serve as a center-point in this arena for socio-political travesties to play out.
Kurt Breashears, Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS
Cast from a chill mold and set a-whirling while still glowing hot; spinning tops bob and weave until they drop.
FROM THE BEGINNING/COMPRESSING TIME
John Hachmeister, University of Kansas
Personal experience with fires burning into and up hollow trees have convinced me that this was the first natural cupola. Recreating this situation, with the compression of technology and time by using a thermite reaction, highlights the recognition of unintended potential.
Massachusetts College of Art & Design
The one, the only…spinning furnace! A 360-degree tap, and a cylindrical rainstorm of molten iron. The Spinnah will provide metal for any circus freaks in need, or simply unleash its wrath when necessary.
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