A sculpture inspired by tales of a medieval tor­ture method, which entailed pouring molten metal down the throat of a per­jurer. It con­sists of a silver cast of an anatomically cor­rect, fully ren­dered negative of the mouth cavity and a frag­ment of the esophagus – the sculp­tural imagination of such a radical punish­ment. The process of creating the sculp­ture – as the artist’s prefer­red method of suicide – is one of the themes and climaxes within the film Per­for­mer (2015).



Oskar Dawicki
Speech is Silver

2015
1134 grams of 925 sterling silver, ca. 20 x 8 x 12 cm

A silver cast of the artist's gullet.