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Mouths and Meaning - Workshop 1

Each drawn image shown depicts an individual’s interpretation of the request to draw the inside of their mouth while keeping their eyes shut. The drawings have been created during Mouths and Meaning: Workshop 1. I devised a series of perceptual activities: the slow drinking of a cup of water; slow movements of the tongue inside the mouth followed by an opportunity to draw the experience. In some workshops participants have also drawn their experiences of the interior of their mouths after tasting food.

The process forms a way to consider interior experience of the body and to include a multi-sensory understanding of embodied experiences particularly in relation to the mouth.

Collaborators

Participants in Mouths and Meaning Workshop 1 include:

Bronwyn Platten and co-collaborator Sarah Coggrave; Potter’s Parlour, 2009 (Manchester, UK); Health and Care Infrastructure Research and Innovation Centre (HaCIRIC) Research Team, 2009 (London, UK); Conference delegates of Australian Women’s and Gender Studies Association Conference (AWGSA), 2010 (Adelaide, Australia); First-Year Students and Staff, Gray’s School of Art, The Robert Gordon University, 2010, 2011, 2012 (Aberdeen, UK).