An experimental artistic journey through history, relevance and taboos of the excrement
It is one of the biggest taboos of our society and assumes an important vital role: the excrement.
Especially in the Western civilization humans try to hide it from public. Fragrance sprays, “Sound Princesses”
or the whole construct of the sewage system were developed by humans to pursue a common goal:
the cover-up and elimination of human excrements.
This work requires an open-minded reader. Anyone who is ready for a change of perspective will experience
a supposedly “repellent substance” from a different perspective and recognize many interesting facets in it.
Feces of any consistency, shape and color are part of the metabolism and equally of this work.
During a unconventional journey the readers can discover a variety of disgusting and at the same time
fascinating examples and maybe think over their prejudice about excreta.
Why do we associate feces with disgust and negative feelings and nations like Germans use so many
anal retentive swearwords? What is the ideal posture for defecation? This thesis pays tribute to a
“mysterious subject” with all its secrets, and gives an answer to many questions on the basis of an
experimental approach and realization. A pleasant “pink thread”, illustrations, drawings and photographs with a
mixture of humor, disgust, reality and aesthetics transform this unconventional topic into a fascinating one.