Thomas Geiger

Peeing in Public

Nov 20, 2021, 3pm

Peeing in Public

Kevin Space is happy to host Peeing in Public, a performance by Thomas Geiger. Peeing in Public reflects on the need of peeing and the precarious situations that occur when no toilet is around and we are forced to improvise in public. The question of when, where and how to pee has been a preoccupation for all of us and, most importantly, since long ago. Together with his invited guests Rembrandt van Rijn, Samantha Fountain, George Jennings, Brae Carns, Ira Gessel, David Busch, Greg Kotis, Xi Jinping, and Emperor Vespasian, Thomas Geiger roams through the centuries and elaborates on the economical, (gender-)political, technological, and sexual dimensions of peeing in public.

Duration: approx. 30 min
Peformance in German language

The performance takes place at Volkertmarkt that provides the ideal context with its more or less sanitary facilities.


Thomas Geiger (b. 1983 in Germany) is an interdisciplinary artist based in Vienna. He studied Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe and Interdisciplinary Art at Eesti Kunstiakadeemia in Tallinn. His works operate at the intersection of public and private/institutional space, where Geiger creates points of contact with various forms of the public sphere. In recent years, he has realized projects with the Freiburg Biennale (2021), Kunsthalle Wien (2020), Wiener Festwochen (2020), steirischer herbst (2019 & 2020), Ausstellungsraum Klingental (2020), Kunstverein Langenhagen (2019), Museo del Arte Contemporaneo, Santiago de Chile (2019), Dehli Projects / Museum Tinguely (2018), Despacio, San José (2018), Fondation d'entreprise Ricard, Paris (2017), among others. He is the initiator of Kunsthalle3000, an institution as an intervention in public space and co-founder of Mark Pezinger Books, a publisher of artists' books.