“The work smells like diesel.” People were complaining.
“Is this a slap against the face of Alaska, or a pice of fine-art?”
This is an architectonic installation in Anchorage Alaska by Finnish architects Casagrande & Rintala. The work is commissioned by Alaska Design Forum. 3 Alaska Railroad oil tanks cut into total 12 pieces and turned into a tempel structure opposite the Federal Building of Anchorage in the crossing of C-Street and 7th Avenue. The interior is painted bright red in contrast to the rusty and brutal exterior. The floor is made of 3500 kg of oyster shells, the origin of all Alaskan oil. Outside smells like diesel, inside smells like sea.
“Redrum” is “murder” backwards. The designers intended to comment on the connection of oil, war and environment. Local media described the piece as “a slap in the face to Alaskans”.