The circulation of substandard and falsified medicines tops the financial value generated by illicit drugs business. Yet, public awareness about the perils of those counterfeit products is very lacking. People’s frustration due to COVID-19 compounds the problems. Humanity is currently facing a parallel pandemic: the coalescence among the fake medicines, the distorted information, and the real virus itself.
In this installation, unregistered medicines, health products, and other illegal medicaments bought online are dumped onto a sink with running water. As time goes by, we will witness them go foul—resembling our bodies’ reaction to those harmful ingredients.