Toilet Science

Documentary, 2023
Written together with Mandus Ridefelt

“Toiletphiles argue that civilisation began not with the advent of written language but with the first toilet. Waste control allowed individuals to quit wandering the earth trying to escape their dung and finally settle down.”

The speculative claim that is the documentary ‘Toilet Science’ asks the question “Could this be true?” by tracing a historical lineage of the flush toilet to better understand it as; an object of power; a religious artefact; and as a site for innovation.

The documentary takes the viewer through an alternative historisation where four proposed reformations are said to have deeply effected both the christian faith and the toilet. A story of how man went from meeting god while shitting to becoming god himself by taking control of his excrement.