Essex, England : 1987

Performance/installation at Spacex Gallery – 72 hours continuous.

21-24 October 1987

Outside an old stable building, MacLennan set fire to a suite of domestic furniture – a sofa, chairs, bed, wardrobe, cabinets. These were then arranged in the the stables’ interior, their blackened remains standing out starkly against a ‘carpet’ of white flour. MacLennan – dressed in black, with his face and head covered by a balaclava – drew shoes, gloves, fruit and other homely objects in a border on the white brick walls.