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Transgender Canadian artist Cassils will display the following installation at New York's Ronald Feldman Fine Arts gallery on Sept. 16. Description from the artist's website:

The centerpiece is PISSED, a minimalist glass cube containing 200 gallons of urine: a collection of all the liquid the artist has passed since the Trump administration rescinded an Obama-era executive order allowing transgender students to use the bathroom matching their chosen gender identities. The sculpture is contextualized by audio recordings from the Virginia school board and the Fourth Court of Appeals articulating the ignorance and biases that run through every level of judicial proceedings.

My first thought was, that's a lot of pee. Trump rescinded Obama's executive order on Feb. 22. So 206 days will have passed between the rescinding and the exhibit on Sep 16, which means Cassils, in turn, must be passing about a gallon of urine per day. According to MedlinePlus, it's normal to excrete about half-a-gallon a day, assuming you're drinking 2 liters of water a day. Cassils must be drinking about 4 liters of water a day to be peeing that much.

My second thought was that urine art is one of those things that Chuck would describe as no longer weird.
     Posted By: Alex - Sun Aug 20, 2017
     Category: Art

Too many psychiatric hospitals are being shut down. Not to lock-up the 'Artistes' but to lock-up their patrons.
Posted by Skyte on 08/20/17 at 10:38 AM
I would like to know what a Canadian is doing bitching in my country
Posted by polekat on 08/20/17 at 03:10 PM
My review of this 'art' would be one word, often paired with urine.
Posted by Chris Randolph on 08/20/17 at 09:18 PM
I don't see how anybody would drink four liters of water everyday unless he/she is sweating a ton, which means he/she wouldn't piss as much. However, I can totally picture him/her drinking that amount of beer.
That would also explain how he/she came with the idea for the exposition.
Posted by Yudith on 08/24/17 at 06:08 AM
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