This text was published as Jane Rendell, ‘Refunctioning the Infrastructure’, Gaasitoru/Gas Pipe, Estonian Exposition at the 11th International Venice Architecture Biennale (2008).
‘The Gas Pipe was a site-specific installation in Giardini park, one of the main venues of Venice Biennale. Inspired by the planned NordStream pipeline project, the installation comprises a real scale gas pipe set between the pavilions of Russia and Germany. The purpose of the project is to test the possibilities of critical art and architecture, addressing various issues of contemporary spatial environment, landscape of politics, infrastructure, and energetics.’
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