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 its relating facial expressions, re-contextualised within the realm of production. As a comment on human enhancement, “Mouth Factory” also reveals 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.
“嘴工厂”是由一系列以嘴部行为为动力的机械和相关视频组成的作品。这组作品藉由对嘴部已有行为能力的探索和扩展延伸，形成了一种全新背景下的“生产方式”。 利用一系列具有表演性质的机械装置放大了人与机械间的交互关系，并展现出人体独特的生产和行为美学。 作为对人类增强这个议题的探讨，“嘴工厂”旨在表现人类对自身能力的个体功能性需求和精神需求，以及个体对于自身行为和事物存在意义的分歧和界定。
special thanks to 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