Gasoline Ghosts 2018, 2016
Artist: Matthew Metz & Alison Ramer
Location: Numerous locations in San Francisco and Seattle
Exhibited: September 2018; June-October, 2016
Awards: Sustainable Seattle Arts and Culture Award
The clowning gasoline ghosts are the ghosts of the 58,000 people who die annually of car pollution. Wrapped in the hose and nozzle, they remind motorists of our quasi-suicidal addiction to gasoline
My Child, Our Air Mural 2017
Artist: Craig Cundiff
Location: 969 S. Nebraska St., Seattle
Exhibited: October 2017-Present
My Child, Our Air is a 30’ high by 70’ wide mural located in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle. The mural depicts the artist’s young son, already a victim of vehicle-caused air pollution.
Gasoline Madonna 2017
Artist: Matthew Metz
Location: Seattle Central Library
Exhibited: September, 2017
Gasoline Madonna is a mixed-media sculpture. The heavy gasoline hose worn by the Madonna signifies the invisible weight of gasoline that we carry with us.
Gas Trap 2017
Artist: Matthew Metz & Samaj; Play by Alyssa Norling
Location: Numerous locations in Seattle, Vancouver, & Portland
Exhibited: March-November, 2017
The gas trap is a clear inflatable bubble connected to the tailpipe of a car. When the performance starts, the trap fills with smoke.
No Gasoline Concert 2017
Artists: Kevin Blanquies, Videographer, Industrial Revelation, Bad Luck, and Lori Goldston, Musicians, Jesse Hughey, Producer
Location: Lo-Fi Club, Seattle
Exhibited: June 30, 2017
The No Gasoline concert required all performers and concert goers to arrive without use of gasoline. Musicians played to a projection about gasoline. The concert was a statement to cultural institutions about the possibilities for doing no-gasoline events.
No Gasoline Day 2015
Artist: Samaj Hall
Location: Broad and Denny, Seattle
Exhibited: October, 2015
This performance piece featured hazmat-suit clad actors checking for and protecting themselves from contamination around a gas station.
Bad Habits Video 2015
Location: Gas Station in Seattle
Exhibited: July, 2015
The “Bad Habits” video was shot inside a working gasoline station. The video culminates with the actors “breaking up” with gasoline.