2012 Apparatuses, videos, images
Mouth Factory is a series of functional machines specifically designed to be operated by the mouth of the user, Which includes Chewing drill, teeth lathe, tongue extruder, blowing rotomolding machine and vacuum form machines.
This project aims to explore the capabilities and versatility of mouth this wondrous organ and possible positive usabilities of negative body conditions. its relating facial expressions, re-contextualised within the realm of production. As a comment on human enhancement, Mouth Factory also reveals as well as the aesthetics of manufacturing through a series of performative devices. By focusing on mouth, these manufacturing devices become an embodiment that renders and amplifies the reciprocal relationship and effects between our body and our tools.
special thanks to Sebastian Noel, Onkar Kular, Boyd Costen(technical support)
Inhaling vacuum form machine
Blowing rotational molding machine
Patient with angle class III
Patient with over-eruption teeth
Masseter muscles by Yiyun Chen
Orbicularis oris muscles by Yiyun Chen
Tongue muscles by Yiyun Chen
Facial variation prediction