Capitalist Bathroom Experience by Celeste Christie

We had several ideas for the Museum of Capitalism, and started developing a project for a display of items used by workers as "coping mechanisms." One of these coping mechanisms was using bathroom breaks to capture back some private time away from your employers and your work. We weren't sure how to represent this, Francois wanted to create a "bathroom simulation." We liked the idea, but not the planned execution, so after talking it out, came up with the idea of re-contextualizing the actual bathrooms as an exhibit. Due to building constraints, we weren't able to create exhibits in the actual restrooms, which were also used by Sunset employees. Initial ideas of audio/visual presentations had to be scrapped for an approach that would allow people to take the exhibit with them into the bathroom. Our experience making zines was a natural fit for this approach.

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