Mouth Factory
2012 Apparatuses, videos, images

Mouth Factory consist of a series of functional machines specifically designed to be operated by the mouth. Through extending the capabilities and versatility of the mouth-a wondrous organ, it creates a cyborg that combines the producer and tool of production and ways of manufacture in fiction scenarios. As a comment on human enhancement, Mouth Factory reveals the aesthetics of manufacturing through a series of performative devices and it is trying to explore a new mode of production. By focusing on mouth, these manufacturing apparatus become an embodiment that renders and amplifies the interrelation between the human body and the tools.

人对于普通身体的观点受到社会文化差异、科技与文化变动合力的影响。当下的身体正处于无限多的情境可能与决定之间,这些不断生发的智能性或物质性的可能在持续的被普及化与媒体化。 “嘴工厂”即始于人体增强这个议题,其由一系列以嘴部行为驱动的机械和视频组成。藉由对嘴部已有行为能力的探索和扩展延伸,创造出一种结合生产者与生产工具的赛博格(Cyborg),塑造出存在于虚设情境之下的生产制造行为,进而探索人与机械间的界限与交互关系和新的生产方式,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" 5 Sequences- Director: Cheng Guo, Cinematographer&Editor: Grey Chen
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"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)

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Patient with over-eruption teeth

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Orbicularis oris muscles by Yiyun Chen

Tongue muscles by Yiyun Chen

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