mens sana in
visibility x intimacy
By publicizing each individual’s biological mechanisms, the valuation of their nutritional profile contributes to the advent of a society in which the body is transformed into a tool at the service of profitability. Essential to the proper functioning of the system, the nutritional data organizes life. Its retention is perceived as a refractory act of wasting a valuable resource.
Unfolding vertically, the soft-space hosts a greenhouse at its center, of which the production derives from the nutritional data of the population obtained by the exhaustive analysis of biological discharges. Over alienating productivism, the soft-space has chosen soothing well-being.
By staging and relocating places dedicated to the analysis of human waste in public spaces, the soft-space participates in the creation of an environment governed by a hygienist ambition. The desire for an optimized space devoid of any insalubrity has reached the body. The organism as an object of optimization; nutrition as production factor; the body as a reflection of the collective gaze; moral order as a veneer of legitimacy.
Intelligence Toilet II, TOTO (JP), 2008