Paris-based multi-disciplinary practice EXYZT has constructed a 16m-high temporary windmill in Dalston, East London
The vertical-axle Dalston Mill, which turns at approximately 60rpm, powers a grinding machine and a battery-operated LED lighting system. ‘The idea was to open a public space with proper public facilities,’ said Nicolas Henninger of EXYZT. ‘The gardener says we will be able to harvest [wheat] in the next two weeks. We will grind it with our little machine and bake it on site.’
The project, open till 9 August, is part of the Barbican’s Radical Nature exhibition (see page 41), and includes a restaging of Agnes Denes’ 20m-long ‘Wheatfield – A Confrontation’ (1982), originally installed in Battery Park, New York.