Exhibition Brief: Mouthfeel

Art Almanac
June 2015

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'Mouthfeel' is defined as the physical sensations in the mouth created by food or drink. The objective of this exhibition, curated by Megan Fizell, is to stimulate a synaesthetic response in the viewer through the observation of these films.

The five films selected for this exhibition are performative actions by four female artists and one male/female collaborative work where the mouth is used to trigger the sense of taste and touch by the ingestion of edible and non-edible substances - licking a pane of cast sugar, blowing milk and coffee together in swirling patters, ingesting a bouquet of roses, an over-indulgence of liquid chocolate, and the reading of Norwegian words inscribed on small slips of paper before being crumpled and inserted into the artist's mouth.