"Mouth Factory" 5 Sequences- Director: Cheng Guo, Cinematographer&Editor: Grey Chen
(大陆访客观看视频请点击/ to view the video from mainland China please go to 优酷)

Mouth Factory(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 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”是在基于人体增强这个议题下,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。这组作品通过对人体附加机械并以嘴部能力作为驱动力的形式,尝试将人体转化成了机器的一部分,藉由对嘴部已有行为能力的探索和扩展延伸,塑造一种全新背景下的“生产方式”。“嘴工厂”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,探讨人体的拓展可能以及人与机械的界限,并展现出人体独特的生产和行为美学。

special thanks to Sebastian Noel, Onkar Kular, Boyd Costen(technical support)


"Mouth Factory"Mouth workout- Director: Cheng Guo, Cinematographer/Editor: Grey Chen
(大陆访客观看视频请点击/ to view the video from mainland China please go to 优酷)

Chewing drill


Inhaling vacuum form machine


Teeth lathe


Tongue extruder


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