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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 178 UNEXPECTED ART FORMS

The Dead House

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 ...

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