Anniversary of 1 year living without a bathroom shower

Photo on 3-1-13 at 12.18 AM #2

This is the gift from Mario Martinez for my 1 year without a bathroom shower: a soap with the text “popo” in it. In spanish it means poop.
A soap, something that Marcelino Barsi talks about in it’s pieces with soaps, a recollection of used soaps in acrylic boxes called public bathrooms. It all stays there, just in the moment where you clean it up. Just an idea.
A soap that says poop… do I need to say more? Just that it is also an inside joke on how we tell the other one when it goes to make poop, nothing that you need to know.
The gift for the anniversary, an unexpected gift. And the only gift that I could get with the perfect concept, timing and idea. And most useful and the most gratitude to it. Thank you.

What does it mean do spend a year without having a bathroom shower? You tell me… I got used to it. I have always wondered if it matters; but it kind of does. But funny enough, Marcelino made me realize that I stopped smelling, or that is what I understood, that maybe once I smelled and then my body (aha yeah) got used to it so… I stopped smelling.

I know what you are asking: “you have never showered yourself? since that day?” NO. I showered where I could. At first maybe two times a week, every sunday and between the week were I could in the house of a friend that I could. Finally, after a while, it came to once a week, just the sundays. I have showered just sundays since maybe 8 months.

Does that mean something? I’m sure that maybe. Just maybe. But that is something. Just as any process that finds it’s way repeating the question as a satisfaction of talking.

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