Shelter or Playground: The House of Dust at the Schindler House

  • Alison Knowles, The House of Dust, 1969.

Alison Knowles

A House of Dust

Original edition of A House of Dust published by Walther König Verlag in 1969. It is composed of 12 pages of the poem wrapped in a transparent plastic silk screened envelop commonly used by architects to protect their maps. This is the second publication of art project by König Verlag.

The House of Dust Printer

Art by Translation recomposed the computer program of The House of Dust in 2016 with a list that was re-edited by Alison Knowles based on her archival material. A small computer generate a random permutation of the list that is printed in real time on a dot matrix printer. A quatrain is produced every 4 seconds during the opening and every 40 seconds during the course of the exhibition.