Responding to the themes in Janet Mock’s book Redefining Realness, Exit Through the Bathroom transformed the UC Davis Design Museum into an interactive studio apartment.
Installations focused on issues of identity, safety, family and love in the LGBTQIA+ and other marginalized communities.
Installation done by Adriana Arriaga, Persia Masoudi, Jenna Pyörälä, Adam Taylor, Iris Xie, Dee Dee Yang and Iris Zheng.
Dates and Location:
December 6th & 7th 2017
Design Museum at University of California, Davis.
Robert & Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts.
"Safety First" Cut Outs
"Safety First" was an instillation featured in the exhibition that was designed to talk about bathroom safety. The back area of the exhibition was transformed into a bathroom by using plywood cut outs of a bathtub, sink and toilet. (other elements for the exhibition such as speech bubbles and plants were also cut out with the same plywood)
"Safety First" Final Installation
The walls for this part of the exhibition was covered in white foam core so the community could write a response to the question, "Do you feel safe in public bathrooms? Graffiti you feels". Sharpies were provided for participants to draw and write on the wall and start a dialogue on how they felt about bathroom safety. In collaboration with Adam Taylor
"Exit Through the Bathroom" created a space on campus where students could lounge and interact with the different elements in the space. It was intentionally designed as a small apartment to explore what it means to create a safe home for those who are part of a vulnerable population. Each instillation talked about identity and helped others connect by understanding who they were.