(Burning Palate, To Spit To Shine, Roll, Pull, Spoon)
Wool tuft, neoprene, metal, spray paint, cocoa butter, wax. Water clear polyester resin, pearls
To Spit to shine is an installation that consists of three pieces, Fire Palate, Roll, pull, spoon and To Spit to Shine. Together, they form an installation that alludes to the feeling of having a wound, a cut or a scorch inside the mouth. I’m interested in the oddness of this reflexive feeling and action, being able to feel and touch a wound with its own damaged flesh. This also questions the animacy of the scar in itself that is located inside the mouth, but it becomes a different entity that what the mouth is. Saliva is also part of this relational and reflexive alliance, commonly known for promoting the wound to heal.
Installation at LONG LIVE THE NEW FLESH, The Biscuit Factory, Manyhands Bermondsey, London