Ellen Mueller

“Mouthfeel” at UMass Dartmouth

by Ellen Mueller on February 11, 2018, no comments

Elizabeth Willing, Lick (2009), digital video – 17:07 min

I’m excited to have installed Mouthfeel, an exhibition of five video works curated by Megan Fizell, at the UMass Dartmouth CVPA Upper Gallery. If you’re in the area, please join us for a reception on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 4-6pm. The artists featured here include Elizabeth Willing, Hannah Raisin, Martynka Wawrzyniak, Nina Ross, and Hillerbrand+Magsamen. Mouthfeel has previously been viewed at Brenda May Gallery in Sydney, Creative Industries Precinct at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, and Northern Centre for Contemporary Art in Darwin (all in Australia).

Mouthfeel is defined as the physical sensations in the mouth created by food or drink. The objective of this exhibition is to stimulate a synaesthetic response in the viewer through the observation of these films. The mouth is used by these artists to trigger the sense of taste and touch by the ingestion of edible and non-edible substances. The videos feature a variety of actions, from the monotonous task of licking through a pane of cast sugar, to ingesting a bouquet of roses.

February 15 – March 9, 2018
Reception: Thurs, Feb 15, 4-6 pm

CVPA Building, Main Campus
285 Old Westport Road,
Dartmouth MA 02747

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