Stretch It: Stretching Oil Production is an interactive performance/installation where participants stretch latex graphics of oil production (such as images of supply and demand curves, oil barrels, oil rigs.) In the stage version, I talk about Hubbert’s peak – the historical supply and demand curve that first predicted peak of oil production about U.S. Oil.
By interacting with audience members and discussing the source of the imagery, discussion is generated about petroleum dependency and the future of energy. People are also curious about the latex material and are excited to stretch and distort the images.
This has been done as part of an installation in the gallery, at media festivals, as a public event in a town square, and on stage.