One of the first things I thought about while watching Death Bed: The Bed That Eats was Andres Serrano's Piss Christ. The photograph is pretty simple – as simple as the title of this here film. There’s a crucifix floating around in piss, it’s yellow color perhaps indicating the photographer’s need to hydrate. But the reason that image spring into my mind – and it’s not from reading this, although a startling coincidence – was the coloration of whatever liquid lives inside the bed and is capacious of melting/devouring just about anything.
It’s that dark, yellow color, which no doubt exists elsewhere in nature. In my mind, though, it’s only in the bed and in that photograph. And the toilet.