Is this your future?: 'Poo' toilet graphic

Made:
2004
maker:
Dunne & Raby
Is this your future?: 'Poo' toilet leaflet.  Part of an installation commissioned from Dunne & Raby for the Energy

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Is this your future?: 'Poo' toilet leaflet. Part of an installation commissioned from Dunne & Raby for the Energy
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© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Object designed for the installation 'Is this your future?' by Dunne and Raby, 2004. A graphic sheet resembling a file divider, largely white with two punched holes to the left. A protruding black tab at top right has the word 'Toilets' in white. On the body of the card, the words 'Toilet stool' in black above a three-legged stool with a black seat with a toilet-seat shaped hole in the centre. Below the words 'For use with bag 01, 02 and gift bag' in black.

'Is this your future' is a twelve-part installation commissioned from Fiona Raby and Tony Dunne for the Energy Gallery at the Science Museum in 2004. The installation imagined three possible scenarios for alternative future energy use: hydrogen, recycled human poo, and animal blood. Each scenario is presented through a photograph of a family using the alternative energy, alongside 2 or 3 objects. The photographs were taken by Jason Evans, the objects were produced or sourced by Dunne & Raby.

This graphic forms part of the recycled poo scenario, where collecting and gifting poo is part of daily life. It advertises a specially-adapted toilet seat.

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Category:
Art
Object Number:
2019-233/9
type:
artwork
credit:
Commissioned by the Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, 2004