The Coalite chemical company was a thriving industrial business invented in the early 20th century. ‘Coalite’ is the burning of coke then used as a smokeless fuel. The industry began to shrink during the 80’s and closed down officially in 2004, leaving a trail of waste and pollution in its path.
I’m planning on placing the sculpture in this context due to the current nature and surroundings of the location I wish to place it within. Now that the site is discarded debris and contamination resides and rots, which I see as an interesting platform for a response and reminder to the scar on the landscape.
The particular site I’m looking at is based in Bolsover, Derbyshire which was partly the company’s HQ.
The site is now abandoned and laying to waste, clean-up proposals have been made and put forward however taking years to sort.
I look at the surrounding are and it makes me think of these words:
An ideal location and context to place my sculpture, also it would be a suitable solution as to what will become of the place.