POWER TOILETS /UNESCO
Client : Gwangju Biennale Foundation
Site : Gwangju, Korea
Programme : public toilet, 82 m2
Team : collaboration with Superflex
Type : completion November 2013
Photo : Bas Princen, NEZU AYMO
Power Toilets engages its users in questioning the relationship between original and copy,
exclusivity and original, and, ultimately, the infrastructures of power and everyday use.
In the South Korean city Gwangju we replaced a run-down public toilet with a copy of the toilets
used by the Executive Board of the UNESCO headquarter in Paris.
Gwangju was included in the UNESCO Memory of the World Register in 2011
as a place of origin of the movement of Korea towards democracy after the riots in 1980.
Power Toilets /UNESCO is realized in the frame of Gwangju Folly II.
Artistic director: Nikolaus Hirsch