"Liquid Trust" oxytocin spray is continuously diffused in the gallery space. Oxytocin is a human hormone associated with intimacy and attachment, and is released by the brain during sex and breast-feeding. Some clinical studies also suggest it may facilitate trust and increase confidence in risk-taking.
Available for purchase online, Liquid Trust is marketed to gain the trust of others when worn on the body. I'm interested in the investment of hope and belief by purchasers of the product, and what interpersonal outcomes they desire in using it. By invisibly diffusing the product in the context of the gallery space, I aim to activate this question of what it means to trust.