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.
Secretopia: Shedding Tears
Donate your tears for the sake of art
Together with artists Karolina Ferenc, Maurice Mikkers and Ad Vingerhoets, we will bring you a night filled with tears. Will you cry from joy, anger, or cutting onions? The tears shed by volunteers will be used for demonstrations of the artists works, providing us with a platform to think about…
The placenta as a guidance tool
'Haem' by Cecilia Jonsson
Cecilia Jonsson is an interdisciplinary artist, who is exploring different forms of iron in her art works. Her project ‘Haem’, that she developed in cooperation with the scientist Rodrigo Leite de Oliveira, assembles a compass needle made out of metallic iron derived from 69 human placentas. The…
Wear bacteria and be empowered?
Would you wear bacteria in your underwear if it would mean a healthier, happier vagina? Giulia Tomasello is an Interaction Designer who is passionate about bio-hacking and wants to empower women through her projects in wearable tech and biotech. Future Flora was Tomasello’s graduating project…
Secretopia: Catching Pheromones
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, movie discussion
The movie Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, directed by Tom Tywker (2006), is set in 18th Century France and tells the story of Jean-Baptise Grenouille , an olfactory genius, on his homicidal quest for the perfect scent. The story shows us how life could be if we were more aware of the smells…
Future Scenario: Microwaving Your Poo To Generate Energy
Poo is rich in carbon, and carbon is used to generate energy. So why doesn’t anyone retrieve this carbon from our poo? Truth is that poo is a nasty product; no one wants to have anything to do with it. Direct use or exposure to untreated poo in large amounts is always hazardous and unhealthy. Next…