a gastric transmutation

„a gastric transmutation“ is a screen printed, 16 page zine. it illustrates it’s title – which consists of three randomly chosen words. the title to work with chose itself via an online word generator and dice. „a gastric transmutation“ now tells the story of the alcemistic transmutation – to turn other materials into gold – using the human digestive system. instead of turning other metals into gold – like alchemists intended – the material to be transmuted are feces. this makes the whole thing more skurril and not only visualizes the phrase „turning shit into gold“ in a bizarr way, but also refers to the allegory of having to eat shit before something good can happen. this project has been realized in a seminar at the University of Applied Sciences Mainz