Hero‘s Journey (Vitrine), is a 4 meter long glass vitrine filled with 1000 litres of human urine, lit by LED‘s on both sides. The sculpture is the result of a collecting process, where visitors of the legendary techno nightclub Berghain in Berlin have been asked to contribute their urine.
This work is a fluid travelogue and a liquid archeology of ecstasy, directly derived from the partissipating bodies. The title is referring to the motif of the classical monomyth by Joseph Campbell, the Hero‘s Journey.
After having been exibited at Berghain in 2014 (in the exibition „10“) and at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin in 2017 (in the exibition „Alchemie“) it will be exibitable in a fluid form for another 5-10 years, due to the conservation additive Phenonip, used mainly for conservation of cosmetics. After this time span the collected liquid will be condensed in a controlled way into a crystal.