Darvaza by Camila Sposati spotlights Turkmenistan’s “Gate of Hell,” a burning natural gas crater. This experience of invisible energies beneath the earth’s surface marks a turning point in the artist’s practice and accompanies the exhibition Breath Pieces (Part 2). The vibrations emanating from here unveil concealed connections between capitalism, worker exploitation, and environmental degradation. Coal, gas, and oil take centre stage in this exploration of energy and the environment, delving into unseen forces.

Darvaza, 2011, 6’30’’. Realised during the Art and Research Grant 2011, Centro Cultural Montehermoso Kulturunea, as part of the project Charting Revolution – Transecting the Symbolic Roots of the Earth. Courtesy of the artist.