Kitti Gosztola

CANNULA (2018)


painted aluminium milk can

40 x 60 x 40 cm


Eternal flames have been burning for thousands of years on the hillside of Yanartaş, present-day Turkey. The flames are fed by methane reserves inside the hill. These fires may have originated the ancient myth of Chimaera,

the creature with a lion’s head, a goat’s body and a snake’s tail, breathing

burning methane.


A significant part of atmospheric methane is produced by natural formations like swamps and marine sediments, still it is mostly related to human activities: fossil fuels, landfills and the industrial scale breeding of ruminants, primarily of cow and goat.