With 300 times the Greenhouse Gas potency of carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide is an invisible miscreation of modern agriculture, envisaged here in the shape of a demonic canister. The Demon is created by mankind. Mankind can restrain it through science, if the Chemical behemoth can be forced to address it …..PSSSST!
For this seriously playful installation, artist Anthony Bennett envisages the dangerous greenhouse gas nitrous oxide (‘an invisible miscreation’) as a drag balloon dancer, a burlesque banshee emanating from anthropocene soil. Can this man-made demon be stopped? Or popped?
By bringing the problem to life in such an unforgettable way, Anthony and his collaborator Professor Tim Daniell (Department of Animal and Plant Sciences) hope to raise awareness and understanding of one of the biggest issues in sustainable agriculture.
The 3D gallery
- For more information about Professor Tim Daniell’s work, visit his staff page