This installation investigates the premises of cleanliness as perception in relation to the clinical context of the toilet as gallery space. The components that built this environment involve shreds of oatmeal soap spread all over the floor, a bouquet of roses on the urinal, toilet seat and toilet paper of sand papers, and objects constructed from the Bible and envelopes.
Soap as an everyday image of cleanliness is set on a tense perceptual situation, being exposed to the filth of the ground yet getting the venue more fragrant every time it breaks upon being trampled.
The ritual of unloading bodily waste seen as more of a dirty activity than of inner cleansing is addressed by placing roses on a urinal. Making it appear to be altar-like enables urination to relate to a religious undertaking, which places more importance on inner cleansing. The idea of urine on the roses is inspired by my childhood memories wherein my mom regularly asks me for my early morning urine to be applied to her rose garden.
The sander toilet paper and seat refers to the absurdity of total cleansing. It jokingly implies on the deep sanding of bodily surfaces as a means to achieve an intense dirt extraction.
The object composed of a butterfly blade concealed in the carved pages of the Bible, opened to a highlighted passage regarding no secrets can remain hidden, relates to the solitude permitting space of the toilet. It connects to aspects of temporary release or undertaking of guilt, wherein cleanliness is a psychological state of being.