To Spit to Shine, 2019

(Burning Palate, To Spit to Shine, Roll, Pull, Spoon)
Wool tuft, neoprene, metal, spray paint, cocoa butter, wax, water clear polyester resin, pearls
26x32x5cm, 81x83x23cm

To Spit to Shine is an installation that consists of three pieces, Fire Palate, Roll, pull, spoon and To Spit to Shine. Together, they allude to the sensation of having a wound, a cut or scorch inside the mouth, and the reflexive action of being able to feel and touch the scorch with the tongue. To Spit to Shine, questions the animacy of the scar as a separate entity from the body and as an open entrance to the interior of it, acting as a window into a seemingly collapsed bodily dichotomy (interior-exterior). Frozen-in-time saliva, shapes and contains this specific moment creating a space for intimacy.

Installation at LONG LIVE THE NEW FLESH, The Biscuit Factory, Manyhands Bermondsey, London