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 events and blogs we consider bodily fluids in association with artists and organisations to explore them in a multidisciplinary manner.
Sewers, Technology and the Senses
With the sewage network, our poo and pee disappeared from our sensory perception - just as the technology that made this possible. Inside walls and underneath the surface, this vast infrastructure co-shaped our experience of the city and the household. This technological concealment of technology…
The Sewage System as Political Infrastructure
What can sewers tell us about the functioning of our modern democracy? About the role of technology and infrastructure in politics? The sewage system isn’t ‘just there’ as a neutral entity; instead, it is a political infrastructure that co-shapes the course of history.
Fertilizing the land with human excrements: now that ideas about the ‘circular economy’ are gaining momentum, ‘human fertili s er’ is in the picture again. Indeed, again : up until the beginning of the twentieth century, it used to be a common practice in Western societies. The end of this period…
The Finger Rub Rug
When enclosed in a room with a rug made of silicone fingers, it is difficult to remain neutral. Whether it be humour or disgust, Dima's installation invites the audience to act on their response as they are given a free license to interact with the fingers. What would you do if confronted with The…