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.
Sex advise from the National Institute for Health and Environment
Just when we thought the 1.5 meter rule had completely fucked up our sex lives, the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport released a set of rules and regulation for safe sex. Solo sex or sex with others (at a distance) is possible. Slightly confusing though as this must be done so keeping at least…
Not your typical Zoom meeting...
Digital technology has never been so important to human intimate connection and sexuality. The virus has accelerated the validity of trends towards tech-enabled intimacy; including VR porn, sex with robots and telelodonics. Online space is transforming the landscape of how we act out our sexual…
The Self and Solo Sex
Celebrating International Masturbation Month
Sexual discovery and self-pleasure, that’s what May is about. For those of us that weren’t aware, in May we celebrate sexuality. The celebration meant to break the stigma surrounding human sexuality, masturbation and self-love.
Rethinking intimacy in isolation
During times of quarantine and social distancing, we face an unprecedented shift in society that highlights the volatile nature of what makes us social beings. We encounter new challenges in the practicality of togetherness, such as isolated social space and the amplified need of sanitation.
Gum: maybe money does grow on trees after all
A lot of people chew every day, and even if you’re not a daily chewer, you have almost definitely tried it once. Gum can be found in pretty much every store that sells essential daily goods, but what has led to this cultural ubiquity? As there is a seemingly intrinsic instinct for humans to chew on…
The Chewing Gum Man
a.k.a. Ben Wilson.
Depicted as an outsider, British artist forms art with materials found under your feet. Since 1998, he paints colourful miniatures on chewing gum. Which is stuck to the pavement. He tries to embrace societal rejection of material. He finds valuable material in what others consider waste.