A site-specific installation thought as a votive offering to Casa do Povo. The work occupied two extremities of the building: the underground floor, where the former and currently deactivated TAIB theater is located, and the terrace, used for several different purposes on a daily basis.
The installation created for the theater was only open to the public in two moments: at the opening and closing of the event. Upon invitation of Casa do Povo to conceive a project related with the garden of the building, Daniel Lie questions the human supremacy and the garden itself as a structure of colonization, dependency, and domination. The work has other-than-human beings as protagonists, notably fungi and bacteria who will multiply and transform themselves during the exhibition period. Starting from the idea of Casa do Povo as an ecosystem whose action suggests a consciousness of its own, the artist understands the plurality of lives composing the “people” of the Casa as beings that go beyond human.
Thinking the installation as energy-giving nourishment for what is not seen, Daniel Lie reclaims other logics of cooperation between natural agents as ballasts for this garden in process.