estrogen outhouse

outhouse and reading room


5' x 5' x 8'

in collaboration with Willy Smart

Set up at a DIY music festival outside of Chicago, Estrogen Outhouse collects urine from participants and extracts estrogen through a series of filters. Inside the outhouse structure is a small library of topical readings ranging from excerpts of Samuel Delany's erotica to a paper on open-source estrogen production by the artist Mary Maggic that helped us greatly in conceiving this piece. Screenprinted on the outhouse's nylon walls are a grouping of anti-androgenic plants: black cohosh, spearmint, white peony.

Images by the artists.