A collaboration between: Susana Cámara Leret, Mike Thompson & The Netherlands Metabolomics Centre for the Designers & Artists for Genomics Award 2011
Contrary to popular belief, urine is not waste but a biofluid rich in information, providing valuable insights into the metabolic state of an organism. Utilising the archival properties of urine in a visual diary, Aqua Vita maps our body's ever evolving ecosystem, proposing a new understanding of health as a dynamic, resilient system. From blue to green, red to black, medieval physicians would observe more than 20 sheds of their patient's urine, as well as examining their texture, smell and taste. What does your urine say about your health?