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.
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…
Spit Crystal and Memory Stone
A short introduction to artist Inés Cámara Leret
Inés’ practice experiments with chemistry, biology and physics. Her works involve collecting breath and making crystals out of saliva. During the process of making these works she has taken on the role of an alchemist that observes, understands, and rearranges a system’s structure.
Viennese Actionism meets political correctness
Jordan McKenzie's "Viennese Actionism in a Gallery Cupboard"
Jordan McKenzie’s piece “Viennese Actionism in Gallery Cupboard” is a humorous parody of Viennese Actionism. Mostly, I wouldn’t associate the shocking works of the viennese actionists with laughter. McKenzie, however, has managed to conjure up the movement in a playful manner.
The menstrual cup- conveniently liberating
I once met someone travelling who told me she had to fill half of her backpack with period supplies because she was travelling through a Muslim country. Incoming, the menstrual cup: breaking social, political and financial barriers at a personal level. Usually you need to insert it once in the…
Secretopia: Femininity and Life
The Moon Inside You movie discussion
The documentary, The Moon Inside of you , describes the director's personal journey in which she explores how we, both women and men, experience menstruation. Diana Fabianova's initial innocent curiosity sparks off a voyage to the very roots of femininity and life. The Moon Inside You…