Peeing, Processing, Producing 2018
is a travelling archive visualising a range of urine-produced textile colours. 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 in order to create a closer relationship between our daily behaviour, our bodies and the environment . 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 - 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 textile dyes that reveals our individual and societal actions.