Laura Edmunds: Mouth
Oriel Mwldan, Cardigan
Until Sun 25 Nov
The mouth need not merely serve the functions of eating, drinking and communicating with others: Laura Edmunds explores this vital element of the human body in greater depth, going further than its broadly understoof roles. In Edmunds’, work the mouth is essentially seen as a gateway between the outside and the inside, between one place and another. She also explores the breath and human voice as part of her concept.
Edmunds has worked with the Threshold choir of west Wales, who specialise in visiting the seriously and terminally ill. It allows the artist to associate ideas around death and the body. Despite the focus on the mouth, Laura also concentrates on the entire body, seeing it as a casing (and the skin as a shroud).
With the choir, they have created a soundscape constituted from the densities, textures and volumes of the voice. From this collaboration, a unique sound work emerged called Lung Volumes. The artist worked with medical illustrations of vocal chords but also used the mechanism of the mouth to make her work accurate and realistic.
words Hedi Mehrez
Admission: free. Info: 01239 621200 / www.mwldan.co.uk