Excrementus Megalomanus


Fiberglass, steel, wood

This composting machine is a true omnivore. At the top of the spiral staircase sits a compost toilet, where one can relieve oneself while enjoying the view. The lower part consists of urinals, vomit and ejaculation stations. All human waste is collected and recycled. Man feeds the machine and becomes one with it — a recurrent theme in AVL’s work.

Excrementus Megalomanus (2019) was part of the following exhibition(s):
‘Let’s Get Physical’, Atelier Van Lieshout, Rotterdam (NL), 2020
‘In the Age of Post-Drought’, Transnatural, DDW (NL), 2019
‘Into The Great Wide Open’, Vlieland (NL), 2019