Today We Are Green
Thursday 4 August – Sunday 6 November
A rum and ethanol fountain alternately gives away one or the other according to the daily oil price on the NASDAQ stock market. As Caribbean and tropical countries try to envision an economic future for the decline in their sugar crop, biofuel produced out of sugarcane seems to be a practical option. Nevertheless, the production of bioethanol as an alternative and sustainable energy source is dependent upon oil prices. Whenever oil prices are high, ethanol is in demand, yet when they drop oil again becomes the default. In the same manner, sugarcane landscapes and the fountain work according to the daily fluctuations in the market. The installation runs for several days in order to expose the construction of “greenness.” Some days there will be rum and others there will not, with little bottles of bioethanol being given away instead.