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.
Not Just Blood
Take This, For It Is My Body, Unsettling Suite, by Sarah Jane Norman
For Australian-Aboriginal artist Sarah Jane Norman, blood has been used to represent the Aboriginals’ dark colonial history. ‘Take This, For It Is My Body’ is an interactive performance piece where 6 audience members sit for a traditional afternoon tea served with fresh scones prepared by the…
'This mug is made from recycled materials'
The Set Of Matter Varies and This is not a "VÄRDERA" by Krisztina Czika
Krisztina Czika is a Hungarian designer who has been exploring the capabilities of human hair. Currently, she’s exploring the recycling of cosmetic wax and hair through her installation ‘ The Set of Matter Varies ’ and This is not a "VÄRDERA" .
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 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.