Golden Rain

(Or Aguas menores)
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A specific situation about the act of peeing.
Urination as a source of sounds for a common listening.

Project done in a walk and two workshops during three days .
Organized by Inland for Imagina Madrid (2018)


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Process

Participants drink water at the beginning until they are satisfied.

Individual urination

Each participant will urinate at any time.
Everybody pee sitting in the same toilet.
Everybody record the sound of urination while peeing.

Collective urination

Everybody waits until the urge to urinate come up in everyone.
Everybody pee sitting in the same toilet.
Everybody record the sound of urination while peeing.

Collective listening to all urinations (See photo below or this video)


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Program

Act I – “The body”
Listening to a selection of recordings of different toilets in different places and countries around the world.

Interlude – “The waiting”
Recording of the urination of all participants individually, while the group waits.

Act II – “The city”
Collective listening of all recorded urinations by the workshop participants on the terrace of the Ana María Matute Municipal Library.

Download program.


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Publication

Recorded on a golden CD-R (Golden Compact Disc)

– 24 carat gold reflection layer coating.
– Extremely high file life of up to 300 years!

Only 5 copies released with all the recordings of all the urinations.
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Listen

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Download ZIP (25 Mb) with all urinations.


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Photographs by Juan David Cortés and Gema Segura.
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Thanks a lot to all the people who attended the walk and two days of workshop, for their presence and for their urinations. Special thanks to Amelie Aranguren and Malú Cayetano.