Pop-up events to explore the oral cavity
Running from 19 September until 30 November, Mouthy: into the orifice will be exploring the oral cavity with pop-up events and installations from Science Gallery London.
From hacked prosthetics to the science of snogging, Mouthy: into the orifice invites audiences to explore the hidden world inside the mouth and asks them consider their relationship with this amazing portal of self-expression.
Connecting art, science and health to drive innovation, Mouthy plays with a range of mouth technologies, from the future functionality of the oral cavity, to new contexts for dental prosthetics, saliva, tongues and teeth.
This pre-opening season from Science Gallery London, at King’s College London, comprises a wide spectrum of creative collisions between art and science, from contemporary dance to performance poetry, immersive installations to hands-on workshops.
Attendees will have the opportunity to scan their mouth in 3D, watch dancers perform connected mouth-to-mouth with strings, creating vibrations as they move, or learn how dentistry technology could be used to increase sexual pleasure.
Daniel Glaser, director of Science Gallery London, said: ‘We’re asking participants to donate their saliva to form a human spit crystal, their kiss stories to inform a ‘science of snogging’ performance and offered up the chance to add a cast of their tongue to a new sculpture. Mouthy, is full of surprising experiences that invite audiences to get into the orifice and connect with their mouth in new ways.’
Events will run in the Oral Emporium (a new pop-up venue on King’s College London’s Guy’s campus) and other locations around London Bridge from 19 September to 30 November.
To find out more about the full season, visit https://london.sciencegallery.com/mouthy/.