In a world where capitalist work culture and depleting resources have resorted us to popping nutrient pills and sipping liquid meals for survival, we face a new generation of humans that may forget what it was like to bite into an apple or chew a piece of bread. The loss of textural variety, resistances, and the novelty of flavor are all addressed as “memories”.
We created a series of mixed media works that critique our current state of food consumption. Inspired by recent scientific studies that examine discovered anomalies in dental structures amongst teens, we speculated a future in which our head structure has changed as a prolonged result of these new eating habits.
This timeline is a data visualization piece that illustrates the story of our evolution, the final jaw structure is a rendering of what might happen to our facial structures based on scientific studies, and past models of evolution.
Accompanied by the fictional dental report, it projects the speculated future into existence.
This audiovisual piece was conceived “in memory of chewing” as an artistic performance. Through this video recording, the artist wanted to abstract the acts of chomping and chewing different textures, an underappreciated daily activity shared by humans and animals alike, and that of pronunciation, an integral part of human speech that may be threatened with the potential degradation of our facial structure.
Materials: Edible Grade Flexible Resin & PLA and Polyurethane
These designed objects are presented as “solutions” to fight this projected future of jaw deformation. Shaped like an abstraction of what a “bite” of food might look like, these objects are made to be chewed after swallowing a nutrient pill, while keeping both eyes and hands strictly at work. They are meant to spark the debate around our current state: jaw training and teething tools are no longer objects for toddlers and puppies.