Swiss Institute merges art and renewable energy

It is a natural process: composting turned into art and renewable energy.

“So these are banana peels for my smoothie this morning that I broke up so that the worms would have an easier time digesting,” said Alison Coplan, senior curator at the Swiss Institute.

The “Compost Oracle” is the star attraction of a new exhibition at the Swiss Institute in the East Village.

It will power an earth battery connected to a speaker sounding prophecies. Conceived by Finnish artist Jenna Sutela, it was inspired by a popular muppet.

“Marjorie was a trash pile who was also something of a kind of fortune teller. Marjorie knew everything because

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