Super gas, by Superflex

Supergas at the University of Tropical Agriculture

Supergas at the University of Tropical Agriculture. Source:

Artist: Superflex

Title:  Supergas

Year created: 1997 – ongoing

Location: Based in Copenhagen, Denmark

Materials: a bright orange biogas plant

What is the piece’s impact? The piece is essentially an aesthetically pleasing bio gas plant. They have installed several pieces in various regions of the world (e.g. Thailand, Zanzibar, Tanzania). The bio gas plant produces approx. 3-4 cubic metres of gas per day from the dung from 2-3 cattle (or people), which is enough for a family of 8-10 members to cook and have light in the evening.

How does this project relate to this change as art? This might be considered an innovative design project, that has made existing technologies both more aesthetic and more accessible to populations in need of energy self-sufficiency. The developers of the Super Gas is an artist’s collective which develops “tools” such as this one, all of which are a models that can be actively used and modified by the end user.

What makes this an artistic project? Superflex is an artists’ group founded in 1993 by Jakob Fenger, Rasmus Nielsen and Bjørnstjerne Christiansen.  

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