The Existentialist Plumbers Collective was formed spontaneously on April 1st 2017 in a coffee shop in west London whilst on the way to a cemetery. It was founded by a small group of interventionists who identify as existentialist plumbers and intersectional feminists. Their aim is to plumb the existential depths of crisis, fact & fiction and being, through acts of unblocking, scrubbing away the residue and sediment of mediocrity and overcoming the stench of patriarchy. They enjoy playing, making, collaborating and plumbing, but only existentially.
Welcome to The Existentialist Plumbers Collective PhD: Plunging, hammering & discussion. You are invited to join our competently under-qualified staff for an introduction to some of the exciting courses we offer. Plumb the depths of your existential crisis, try your hand at simple subversion techniques, enjoy practical workshops like plunging, hammering and drilling. Practice your manifesto writing as well as enjoying a taster reading group text. You will have the opportunity to discuss fascinating topics such as, can one ascend the heights of existentialism without a step-ladder, plumbing your way out of the patriarchy, installing your own parallel universe in the comfort of your own basement and chipping off the old block. Every participant will receive a TEPC certificate for surviving the afternoon. All tools and hugs will be provided, bandages and plasters won’t. — image creadit: The Phantom of Liberty (Le Fantôme de la liberté), Luis Buñuel 1974.