Peeing, Processing, Producing is a travelling archive visualising a range of urine-produced colours in order to create a closer relationship between our daily behaviour, our bodies and the environment.
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Urine has long been used as a natural fixative to dye textiles because of its ammonia content. Peeing, Processing, Producing now uses urine itself as a self-produced textile dye exploring societal information. The range of colours in our urine reveals a record of our daily consumption of food, medicines and chemicals. Some effects are plainly visible. Others, like the substance Bisphenol A − in plastics, cans and receipts,which has negative biological effects for humans, animals, and the larger ecosystem − only appear after chemical reactions. This reaction reveals a blue textile-dye on each archived textile, if the chemical is present.
Peeing, Processing, Producing approaches urine as a representative, informative, and poetic resource to create an ever-changing collection of dyed textiles that reveals our individual and societal actions.