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Graduation Show - Communication
Toilet is the only escape.

WC Who Cares

3D viewing room
Ronald Smits
This project is part of Graduation Show - Communication

The installation is a toilet-inspired performance cubicle addressing the suffocating effects of peer surveillance in open-plan offices. Instead of the regular use of the restrooms, WC Who Cares allows workers to go on stage, dance, play dress up, and sing along a selection of songs.

Open space. Shared desks. Codified behaviour. Constant surveillance. And the only escape is the toilet! Open-plan offices are meant to improve productivity. But in fact most of us become dysfunctional when we feel like we’re being watched all the time. The installation is a comment on the suffocating effects of peer surveillance. The last private room in the office is turned into a public performance cubicle.

The typical toilet routine has untapped choreographic qualities. Sitting, unrolling, cleaning and flushing become extravagant experiences. Lock yourself up and unleash the stage animal inside as the live stream starts. The toilet paper becomes a stole, the brush a pompom and the lavatory a stage. If all your colleagues are watching, you might as well give them a show.