Mouthroom
Stuart Marshall, 1976, 6'04''

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“An extreme close-up of a mouth is used to examine speech patterning, perception of mime, vocal cavity resonation and the electronic fracturing of speech.
Mouth Works is composed by three works: Going Through the Motions, Arcanum and Mouth Room.”
Video Artists on Tour catalogue , 1980, Arts Council.

In Mouthroom we see a close-up of the open mouth of the artist. The mouth functions as a space, or rather: as a room. By changing the sounds, Marshall suggests different spaces, including a concert hall. The friction between intimate and public is shaped by the suggestive use of image and sound; the mouth as a public space.

  • Date: 1976
  • Length: 6'04''
  • Type: Video
  • Copyrights: All rights reserved (c) LIMA
  • Genre: sound (artwork genre), body art
  • Keywords: video (subject)