EVERYDAY NEUROTICISM: ORAL FIXATION
Method: Handbuilt and electric fired to cone 04
Materials: Low fire clay, video projection, joint compound
Measurements: Varies according to space installed
This work was derived by the selection of habits revolving around the mouth that I found both repulsive and sensual. Three different activities were documented, slowed down, and then projected onto a 3-D Form. The modeled lips move forward and back in the perceived space depending on the alignment of the video much like color and form are composed on canvas. It distorts our sense of depth of field and draws attention the smaller muscular movements of the lips and sway of the head. A sense of longing is created for the video to “fit” into the frame correctly, and satisfaction in the few moments where everything is aligned.