jeong mi lee questions dignity in the daily pooping process
jeong mi lee questions dignity in the daily pooping process jeong mi lee questions dignity in the daily pooping process
apr 22, 2014

jeong mi lee questions dignity in the daily pooping process

jeong mi lee questions dignity in the daily pooping process
all images courtesy of jeong mi lee




south korean designer jeong mi lee has conducted a series of experimental video-poems that question ‘our daily pooping time’. the work exposes different toilet scenarios that might offer ways for people to achieve a sense of dignity while sitting on the bowl. produced with the help of royal&co, ‘the power of the poop process’ is a short clip that aims to dispel feelings of embarrassment, by turning the digestive act into a moment of beauty. the floor features an illuminated pattern that is activated each time the actor relieves herself, with accompanying sound effects.


‘we can’t proudly say ‘I need to poop and pee’ on a blind date. we all think we’re the noble, elegant human beings, but ultimately, inevitably we have to poop. how can we keep our dignity and poop at the same time?’ says jeong mi lee.



‘power of the poop process’
video courtesy of lee-jeongmi



another clip in the collection, ‘pulling out the light’ consists of a toilet-paper holder that makes people feel as though they are not in the bathroom, but somewhere else. the piece turns the commonly-used item into a lampshade so that when the roll is pulled on, it is as though a light is being turned off.



‘pulling out the light’
video courtesy of lee-jeongmi


clip from the video, ‘all the universe would stop, when you poop’



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  • Poo Pourri does a MUCH better job:

    Cat Weaver says:
  • I am not on board with dignifying the pixel with a poop but for the sake of authenticity can we confirm if the lady with the pixel bottom is from the Strasberg school or not and if she felt ‘dignified’ dropping a couple of lobsters down the can in this pixelated manner?
    I note that the majority of my household feel quite empowered by taking a dump the moment I consider brushing my teeth – I wonder if Ms/Mr jeong mi lee can explain this (and their Cheshire Cat rictus)?
    The toilet roll dispenser looks a bit odd.

    Adam Brocklehurst says:
  • really surprised
    amazing and recurrent

    mauricio mejia says:

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