Go to the toilet at a gathering and check your cash balance.
How is your finhealth today?
Proposing financial self-awareness as key to personal development, this work invites all to occasionally check in with their own cash balance. Essentially, one becomes a financial self-inspector, evaluating the level of match between goals and resources, and then adjusting them accordingly.
The work also nudges the more privileged to empathise with the less well off.
The toilet is proposed as a mediating site between the social and the private realms.
Not just a place to pee or poop, the restroom has been a conducive site of idea generation for artists and writers alike.
Traditional German toilets had a ‘poop shelf’ where stools lingered briefly in a shallow pool of water before disappearing into the hole; this allowed users to inspect their own faeces to ascertain their state of biological health.
The present work proposes the toilet as a safe space to check in with one’s money situation, to judge if one is overextending financially.