Pee on Me: Mimicry and Speculative Mediation via Social Practice
Performance and Education 
Pee on Me: techniques in design ecology at the school of design ecology in the
college of social arts and medicine © 2039.
Dr. Labcoate (pronounced Lōb•coh) instructs courses (Pee on Me: techniques in design ecology) in the year 2039.
An epidemic and famine struck the world in 2020 due to the monopolizing behavior of Monsanto. A fungus attacked and wiped out the corn crop (the one remaining species, created by the monopoly) worldwide. The corporation sprayed an emergency crafted chemical to eliminate the fungus, and in doing so toxified the land. Dr. L was part of a radical team of artist-scientists that discovered a process of reclaiming the soil using urine as a neutralizer of the chemical agent. The character explores how to manifest education, alternatives, and progress using the tools of visual communication and design.
Through a course mimicking (bordering mocking) traditional viscomm education, fiction and utopias through performance are suggested as conduits of reform in contemporary and future institutions of learning and living. How do these speculations influence and shape reality? What are the ethics involved in community based work? How can education and performance address ethics and how does media influence, support or oppose ethics and conversations in education and industry?
full course video here
ARTIFACTS: Lab coat, PowerPoint for course, (top right) name tag (middle right)
plant course promo left in bathrooms, (bottom left) test tube "land test" for course to practice 'healing the land' (center)
Selected screens from course "PowerPoint"
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