Genderpoo is an ongoing project that have been exhibited in festival, high schools, universities classrooms, galleries and contemporay art museums in Europe and North America. Using bathroom signs forms, this project aim to question the public who adn how we belong to society standards and to pay a homage to every one and each of these identities, communities and people who fight for social justice and anti-oppression values. As long as there will be organizers and social fighters, the project will be growing, happy not to be ever done.
Coco Riot attacks binary systems that divide individuals in two categories: normal/others.
Genderpoo started as a project that wanted to question the social division of man/woman, using restrooms as metaphors of the social western binary system of gender, and it has evolved into a more ambitious project growing under anti-oppression values.
This project was born out of Coco’s personal experience on public washrooms, and it grows and evolves through discussions with different friends and people living different realities. For now, Coco has created more than 80 different bathroom signs and animation film (see below). They are very simple signs that do not aim to represent the whole complexities of peoples struggles. This is a never ending project, as our understanding of oppressions and privileges is a never-ending process. Communities and experiences in Genderpoo are not represented as victims, this a homage to their/our struggle and fight
Genderpoo has been shown in contemporary art museums, queer events, school washrooms, new york art galleries, outdoors film screenings, friends houses and even more: Centre d’Art Contemporain Parraga (Murcia, Espagne), Gabarron Foundation (New York, USA), Festival Artivistic (Montréal, Canada), Ladyfest Köln (Cologne, Allemagne), Salon du Livre Anarchiste (Montréal, Canada), Entzaubert Festival (Berlin, Allemagne), Göteborg Feminist Film Festival (Göteborg, Suède), Festival itinérant gENERAtECH (Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Galizia, Espagne), etc...
IF YOU WANT TO USE ANY OF THE GENDERPOO SIGNS FOR AN ACTIVIST EVENT, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH COCO AND THEY’LL SEND YOU THE IMAGES FOR FREE.
Check also the animation film: Genderpoo