Leaky Teeth is a multidisciplinary project consisting of a short film, a series of drawings, and sculptural elements. The project explores the retrieval of bodily intelligence as a key to understanding our broken relationship to nature.
The film centers around a fictional character named June and a cavity in her wisdom tooth that is home to a group of prehistoric humans. From researching paleolithic cave art, and the likely fluid relationship between these early artists and their environments, an experimental storyline rethinking physical pain was developed and set inside the main character’s wisdom tooth; a decaying papier mache cave set. In a stark contrast to the cave, June’s life is set in a luxurious, yet leaking modernist villa, the Maison Louis Carre, designed by the architect Alvar Aalto.
June’s simultaneously leaking tooth and home suggest a worldview where everything, including our bodies, is porous; we are made and remade in, and through, our relationship to the material world. There are holes everywhere; time, space and bodies leak into and sponge of one another. We are thoroughly entangled – whether we like it or not.
AISTIT Coming To Our Senses & Institut Finlandais in Paris
Curated by: Satu Herrala & Hans Rosenstöm