© Jorge das Neves

© Jorge das Neves

Candice Lin & P. Staff

Hormonal Fog, 2016–2018
Fog machine, faucet, plastic cup, tube, wooden crate , dried herbs, herbal infusion
Courtesy of the artists

Candice Lin & P. Staff have transformed a smoke machine, such as you would find in any nightclub, to produce a hormonal fog and distil a decoction of plants with estrogenic effects. Estrogens are involved in reproductive control, treatment of menopausal symptoms and gender transition (male-to-female) through hormone replacement therapy. The recipe for this infusion is inspired by alternative herbal recipes, such as liquorice, angelica or hops, which have been used, alongside modern medicine, to ‘hack’ the body's hormonal system.