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Installations: Second Life

Second Life

Anaesthesia tubes

h 3m
b 3m
d 4m

2011

During surgery the tubes literally give life to patients, following the operation, the tubes are burned, and the gases enter the atmosphere. When considering every hospital in the world, the smoke from thousands of sterile plastic tubes is released into the air each day. Though the tubes save patients from the immediate catastrophe of death, they also simultaneously contribute to the growing catastrophe of global warming and pollution.

The installation also illuminates an invisible tool in keeping humans alive.
In Second Life, the tubes do what they were designed to do: to constantly breathe. In this state, the tubes breathe constantly, without giving or taking life.

In cooperation with Evi Pribyl, Sandra Bambach