Our aesthetic choices are directly associated with the types of environments we are born into. The country, the nationality, the culture, and the religion are all factors that influence the aesthetic taste a person acquires. Pierre Bourdieu said, “Explicit aesthetic choices are in fact often constituted in opposition to the choices of the groups closest in social space, with whom competition is most direct and most immediate.” Without comparison it is difficult to form the basis for aesthetics and in turn value.
Through collection, organization, and formal elements of design these shower shrines strive to create a new social space. I speculate the majority of our comparison to others happens when we are scrolling social media sites sitting on the toilet. The bathroom seems to be the most private, yet vulnerable space we inhabit. By bringing these objects into the public domain I hope to raise questions about commercial aesthetics, value, and the digital age.
Hand railing, shower heads, shower curtains, mirrors, glass panels, drain tops, paper pulp, tile, towels, and bar soap