The Humancoffee Room (2020-) is an ongoing multifaceted, interdisciplinary and international collaboration initiated by Harrie Liveart in collaboration with anthrozoologist Jes Hooper. Through the medium of artistic research, performance art, storytelling and ethnography, they collectively explore human and animal relationships within global commodity chains.
The world's most expensive coffee, Civet Coffee, traditionally produced from the excrement of civets, was the starting point for this project. Using performative methods, Harrie Liveart produced an even more expensive coffee - Human Coffee - using their own digestive system.
By utilising that which we biologically share with civets, this project brings about the need for further ethical consideration when employing bodies as mouth to anus production lines.
To date, our project has culminated in the following works: