»Petrified Petrol Pump«, 2010 by Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla.


“334m/s”, 2007 by Carsten Nicolai.

“What goes up must come down (52° Biennale di Venezia, Bulgarian Pavilion)”, 2007 by Stefan Nikolaev. Bronze, gas generated flame.

“To See And To Feel”, 1996 by Gintaras Makarevicius. Metal, glass, gas.


Supergas” by Superflex. In 1997, Superflex installed and tested the first Superflex biogas system. The experiment was carried out at a small farm in central Tanzania, in co-operation with the African organisation SURUDE (Sustainable Rural Development). The plant produces approx. 3 cubic metres of gas per day from the dung from 2-3 cattle. This is enough for a family of 8-10 members for cooking purposes and to run one gas lamp in the evening.


“Digester”, 2008 by Susan Robb. 55-gallon drums, the waste of gallerist Scott Lawrimore, biogas, campfire.


»Traces«, 2007. The Traces series is a number of 14 photographs that document the numerous traces of cosmic and terrestrial radiation, which ionize the gaseous ethanol steam inside a cloud chamber.


»334 m/s«,2007, is a room installation, which is meant to visualize the speed of sound (c = λ ⋅ ƒ), which is about 334 m/s. Two translucent tubes are filled with propane gas, which is set on fire to cause a chain reaction. A flame is burning from one side to the other, slowly accelerating to the point where it hits the end of the tube. Due to the ratio of the gas-oxygene mix the flame there causes a rapid explosion, which can be heard as a sonic boom. By Carsten Nikolai.


»Lonely Cobalt Key«, 2005 and


details from the »Inner Gas Series«, 2004 by Olivier Babin.

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»Supreme Success«, 2005 and »Gas«, 2004 (lightprojection) by Cedric Bobay.


Circus Portikus.


Gas Golf.


A simulation of a generic watchtower, placed at one of the main road leading into the city centre of the North German town Kiel. All projects by Henrik Plenge Jakobsen.


Homo-Sapiens and

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Harmful Weeds by Baltazar Torres.


“Beginnings of Space Travel”


“Untitled” by Werner Reiterer.

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“Water Flame” by Jeppe Hein. Pump, gas, watertank.


Have a look at Paul DeMarinis’ works such as Firebirds. DeMarinis uses a scientific experiment from the Victorian era, in which Chichester Bell discovered that a membrane stretched over a gas flame produces audible vibrations in the flame, resulting in a kind of “flame loudspeaker”.