The Public Toilet

To mark World Toilet Day (19 November) Greyworld founder Andrew Shoben has installed a 5m-high interactive squatting sculpture outside London’s City Hall.

Andrew Shoben with The Public Toilet
Andrew Shoben with The Public Toilet

The Potters Field Park sculpture, entitled The Public Toilet, has a screen for a face, allowing members of the public to upload photos or video of themselves to be shown on the artwork. It is clad in bathroom-style ceramics.

The work will be in place until 21 November, and people can upload photos through www.thepublictoilet.com.

Andrew Shoben with The Public Toilet
Andrew Shoben with The Public Toilet

Commissioned by Domestos and the World Toilet Organisation, the sculpture is part of a campaign that aims to draw attention to the fact that two-fifths of the planet have no access to proper sanitation.

Shoben says, ‘We wanted to create something striking that allowed people to both interact with the artwork and also to understand the deeper reason behind the work.

The Public Toilet in profile
The Public Toilet in profile

‘Being close to 5m-tall, and clad in traditional bathroom ceramics, we expect the Squatting Man will cut a powerful and somehow lonely silhouette against the London skyline.’

The Public Toilet is at Potters Field Park, London SE1, until 21 November. For more information and to upload images visit www.thepublictoilet.com.

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