Interview With Toilet Circuit
PHOTOS BY CHRIS T-T
Contrary to unpopular belief Chris T-T isn’t named after a Manx motorcycle race. Over the past decade he has in fact been one of the most consistently acclaimed artists in British underground music and a truly pioneering DIY artist across many media and platforms. Based in Brighton but restlessly mobile, he writes for magazines, websites and books, including a regular column in national left-wing newspaper The Morning Star. Here are some other things I didn’t realise until shamelessly plagiarising his online biography:
- Last year Chris put some of AA Milne’s poems for children to music for a show at Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival, releasing it as an album more recently
- ln 2010 Chris instigated the #IAmSpartacus global Twitter meme as an act of civil disobedience in support of Paul Chambers’ Twitter joke trial
- He has performed on the fourth plinth at Trafalgar Square for Anthony Gormley’s One & Other project
- Chris has re-soundtracked the cult Japanese film Battle Royale for Soho’s Other Cinema and composed music on commission for the Natural History Museum and the World Health Organisation
Anyway. I digress. Impressive achievements aside the reason you’re here is that since January 2010 Chris has taken a photo of every single toilet he has visited and posted them to Twitter. We asked him to pick twenty of his favourite photos for us and it is those that we present to you here. Amongst the haul are notable live music venues in Leeds, Manchester and Bristol.
Oh, and before you ask (as I know you will) the featured image is a restroom in MOMA, NYC. For all the other photos just click on the quotation marks for an explanatory elaboration in the form of some words from Chris.
If you enjoy what you see here then you can keep up with Chris T-T’s ongoing documenting of lavatories via his Twitter.