|DAY 178||UNEXPECTED ART FORMS|
THE TRANSFORMATIONS UNDERGONE BY A HOME
Gregor Schneider made a series of bizarre, illogical changes to his own home in an artistic work known as “Totes Haus u r” (Dead House—Unterheydener street, Rheydt).
Schneider began to transform his home at the age of 16, after his father died. Some consider the Dead House to be a cathartic exploration of the incomprehensible, uncontrollable nature of death.20
The German artist created false partitions, windows leading nowhere, winding corridors, lead-lined walls, and rotating parlors. In the moldy, dark cellar of the Dead House, Schneider hung a ...