Realised as part of the exhibition project “Auf zu den Sternen” (To the Stars) organized by the Brandenburgischer Kunstverein from September 2000 to March 2001 on the Schiff bauergasse industrial site in Potsdam.
A vertical gas flame, around 100 cm long, emerges at a height of 30 m from the side of an industrial chimney in a disused coking plant. Controlled by an electronic ignition mechanism and fed by a specially installed gas pipe, the flame burns continuously from dusk until dawn. This intervention in the given situation is visible from afar. On the one hand the sideways flame implies that there is a problem with the industrial plant or a leak in the chimney, on the other hand it does revive the disused plant. The licking flame marks the deserted place, the ruin on the banks of the river Havel. Flames and ruins are a theme used in Romanticism. Goldberg highlights the standby situation of the industrial site which is temporarily unused but could be reactivated at any time.