september, 2017

10sep2:00 pm3:00 pmThe Gas Trap

Event Details

The Gas Trap is a 25-foot-high kinetic sculpture and performance art piece, created and presented by Coltura, an arts and environmental organization based in Seattle Washington.

Performers, inside an inflatable bubble fabricated from clear vinyl that is connected by hose to the tailpipe of a car, whose exhaust appears to fill the bubble, cope with “the consequences”.

Viewers are encouraged to explore the hazy intersection of gasoline, health, climate change, money, and guilt.

The Gas Trap was conceived by Coltura founder Matthew Metz, designed by Samaj, and fabricated by the Design Nerds. “The Gas Trap shrinks the atmosphere we live within down to the size of a room,” Metz explains. “We think of our atmosphere as boundless and capable of infinite absorption, but it is in fact a bounded space that is increasingly saturated with smoke, pollution and carbon dioxide coming from cars.”  The performance piece was written by Alyssa Norling and is performed by Alyssa Norling, Grace Orr, and Eddie Hunt.

The Gas Trap is being presented numerous cities along the West Coast, including Seattle and Portland.

Date, Location, Info

Date: Sept 10, 2-3pm
Location: Roundhouse Turntable


(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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