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

  • Daniel Frota, Metabolism #2, 2019. Photo credit: Esteban Schimpf

Daniel Frota

Metabolism #2
Concrete, wood, Eisenia Fetida worms

Daniel Frota deals with the public and private spaces, reflecting on the inhabitants of the house. He explores the corners of the Schindler’s House that can still be considered “home” and focused on the vegetable garden that symbolically carries the daily traces of living activities of the MAK Center, both an art institution and an inhabited house. Within his sculptural work, he set up a compost system, running throughout the whole show. This sculpture is an inhabited display reflecting on the metabolism of the exhibition. The transformation of the organic waste in humus by worms and microorganic living species will nurture the vegetable garden that will feed the inhabitants. The staff of the MAK, the artists and the public of the exhibition are invited to maintain the compost metabolism. Everyone can bring their organic waste using the special bags that are distributed at the MAK Center.