Erdöl und Erdgas

Permanent Exhibition by LIQUIFER at the Vienna Technical Museum
Since October 2014

The Erdöl und Erdgas (Oil and Natural Gas) exhibition explores the dependence that high-tech and mobile societies have on petroleum and natural gas for the maintenance and continuation of everyday life. Fossil fuels enable transportation and generate electricity, as well as serve as the base material for plastics, fertilizers and pharmaceuticals. At the same time, these resources are controversial at a global scale, as the exhibition addresses the environmental, economic and political topics that surround these commodities.

The Middle-oil era in which we are living is defined by the ambiguous relationship between the Collective and Individual – in terms of both Responsibility and Dependence. The Erdöl und Erdgas exhibition reveals characteristics of this debate through probing the interactions between – oil, natural gas, people, environment and technology, from an Austrian perspective.

LIQUIFER team   Waltraut Hoheneder, Barbara Imhof, René Waclavicek

Image credit: Bruno Stubenrauch