Javier Rodrigo Palacios Murillo

Art ·Science & Technology

Javier Rodrigo Palacios Murillo

“SMITH’S GENERAL UROLOGY”

Vista general de la exposición en la Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas

Vista general de la exposición en la Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas

Vista general de la exposición en la Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas

SMITHS GENERAL UROLOGY.

By constructing a fully functional “book-fountain”
using 4 Medicine textbooks and urine, the piece conveys the idea of the human body as a machine. It invites to think about the existing relations between Technology and Science for trying to understand and imitate our nature.

The experience created turns contemplative because of its functionality and temporality. The urine travels from the water pump system to the book in a continuos flow, causing the book to soak the urine and damaging it with time.

This piece was exhibited at the National University of Art and Design, Mexico city, 2011.


  • Date 2011

  • Type Object

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