Secretions in Art, Design and Society
Secretopia is an inquiry into human secretions through art, science and design. After exploring the potential of urine in The Pis’ Project, we decided to expand the programme to all sorts of human secretions. The Pis’ Project turned into Secretopia. In our talks, workshops, exhibitions and performances we consider bodily fluids in a multidisciplinary manner.
What makes the essence of a city?
Diffusion: Essence de Rabot by Yeb Wiersma and Lotte Geeven
Diffusion: Essence de Rabot is a project by Dutch multidisciplinary artists Yeb Wiersma and Lotte Geeven . It is about capturing the scent of a certain day, of emotions, and of a city through the scents of it’s people.
Capturing human scent through enfleurage
In reference to Patrick Süskind’s Das Parfum
To smell culture and our own Odorama series, Patrick S ü skind’s Das Parfum (or Perfume: Story of a Murderer) can be considered as our cult classic. It tells us a story of a man with a superhuman sense of smell who we know as Jean-Baptise Grenouille. He finds himself on a journey throughout France…
When can we start to objectify our hair?
Human Hair Transformation by Zsofia Kollar
Zsofia Kollar is a Hungarian designer who uses hair as the primary medium. The human hair has many capabilities due to their nutrients. For this collection, Zsofia experiments with the hair as an absorbent material to carry scent through a tapestry, table decor, and jewelry.
DNA by Marc Quinn
When the National Portrait Gallery commissioned British contemporary artist Marc Quinn to create a portrait of Sir John Sulston, a Nobel Laureate for sequencing the human genome, Quinn gave them a framed agar jelly plate. Except it’s not just any agar jelly, it’s a preservation of Sir John…
Peck As You Go by Raphael Kim
With the world becoming more globalized with the help of the internet, businesses and payments become more intangible and digital. Such as so, payment systems are pressured to keep up with the rapid growth of e-commerce. Such digital revolutions include online banking and bitcoin for example. Peck…