Getting a bit MOUTHY

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to be eaten? A strange question but one that has been chewed over by the guys over at the Science Gallery at Kings College London. They’ve been so intrigued by the topic that they’re inviting audiences to explore the hidden world inside the mouth as part of the MOUTHY season.

Connecting art, science and health to drive innovation, MOUTHY plays with a range of mouth technologies, from the future functionality of the oral cavity, to new contexts for dental prosthetics, saliva, tongues and teeth.

So what has this got to do with being eaten? Well, we’ll be hosting The Afterbite, an interactive installation by Stephanie Bickford-Smith and Marcel Helmer, which presents a light-hearted visual experience of being eaten by different animals.

From the 7-16 October, you can visit our Market Hall and experience and explore mouths from a different perspective… putting your head inside these art pieces will reveal views of the insides of different animal mouths and the world through their teeth!

At 2.30pm and 3.30pm on Friday 14 October, Abigail Tucker, Professor of Development and Evolution at King’s College London, will also be bringing her research lab from the Department of Craniofacial Development and Stem Cell Biology, to talk about the animal mouths on display.

And if that’s not tickled your taste buds, why not enjoy the pop up dining experience Rumination on Mastication on 24th November, 6.30-9pm which allows people to sit down and ‘break bread’ with visual artist and speculative designer Victoria Shennan, indulging in one of the vital performances of the body, chewing and exploring themes and subjects from the MOUTHY season.

Something different to get your teeth into this Autumn.