INFRASTRUCTURES OF CARE
WATER, DUCKWEED, CHARCOAL, CERAMICS, PLASTIC CRATES, PLASTIC TUBING, SOAP, METAL STRUCTURE, WATERPUMP, 280x60x75cm
EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS 2021
Infrastructures of care is a greywater filtration system that operates through gravity and biology. Reflecting upon the idea of “care” and its manifold dimensions, the installation revolves around the notion of soap as a diluting, fluid, and untraceable object. By relating domesticity with the city's metabolism, the background research mapped a series of dynamics and conflicts by juxtaposing vernacular technologies, biological elements, and industrialized everyday objects.
The city is approached as a complex body within which different metabolic systems occur on different scales and through different agents. Thus, by acknowledging the contemporary condition of the landscape, filtration becomes a metaphor for breaking down complexity.