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The Sewer Soaperie
31 July 2019 @ 11:00 am – 3 August 2019 @ 9:00 pmFree
Would you wash your hands with soap made from sewage?
Catherine Sarah Young (Philippines)
Sewer Soaperie turns raw sewage and fat into luxury soaps. Extreme storms now frequently overwhelm drains, pipes and sewerage systems, causing flooding in major cities. Large lumps of coagulated grease, known as ‘fatbergs’, clog the system and create flooding. These greasy beasts are created when people pour used liquid oil down the sink, which then hardens in the pipes. Gross.
Artist Catherine Sarah Young takes grease from various sources, sterilises it and turns it into soap. As the global climate crisis intensifies, could this be a solution to a more sustainable future?
31 July – 3 August
Open Wednesday to Saturday 11am–6pm, plus Friday 2 August 6pm–9pm at the First Friday Night at Testing Grounds event.
Sewer Soaperie will also be involved in Extrasensory @ Parliament of Victoria, Saturday 10 August 6pm-10pm