Akira and Nathan Lasker

Loo D'Aisance (2015)

Loo D’Aisance is a series of site specific video installations that examines the anxieties we as a society have around bodily fluids and restrooms. In this installment of the work, we look at blood and needle sharing in the bathroom with a particular focus on how we collectively portray drug abuse within the media.

As a place that is often associated with illicit drug use, public restrooms conjure images of mishandled needles and the constant threat of HIV. Installed in the restrooms that conjure these images, Loo D’Aisance encourages the audience to discuss the taboos around needle sharing and the persist fear of blood borne illness, and think about the impact on individuals who are caught up in the war on drugs.