VattenAusfall - Installation
While the Swedish energy company Vattenfall has been making billions from Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology, Elisa Gelewski’s “VattenAusfall” installation showed clearly who pays for coal mines, CCS and open-cast mining: the ordinary people! A man and a woman in evening dress sat on a pedestal in a transparent tent – the elite. Separated from the outside world, they were breathing 100% pure air. The people outside could only look on: they can’t breathe the pure air within, but must inhale the dirty, carbon-dioxide laden air. This is a reference to the scandal of open cast mining in Brandenburg.