Black Funnelman


108 x 55 x 38 cm

Black Funnelman is part of the project Technocrat (2003-2005), an installation which presents the public with a closed circuit of food, alcohol, excrement and energy, with humans as the one of the cogwheels. Central to this closed system is a biogas installation that processes human excrement into methane gas. By way of funnels and tubes, a thousand participants are administered on a daily basis with food and alcohol that have been prepared with this gas. The Technocrat reveals Van Lieshout’s fascination with organizations and systems, and the (ir)relevance of the individual as part of a whole.

Black Funnelman (2006) was part of the following exhibition(s):
‘Recover/Uncover’, Masa Galeria, Mexico City (MX), 2020