Swinging Septum

Long eclip­sed by the mouth, as source of libidinal lin­guistics, Swin­ging Septum restores the nose as an equally discur­sive and desirous organ of lan­guage. A flat sil­houette nose sways from left to right, evocative of the facial acrobatics the septum must per­form to reach the sonorous heights of /ɛ/ or /ɔ̃/.

Slavs and Tatars
Swinging Septum

wood, brass hinges, 150 x 100 x 5 cm

Photo by Bartosz Górka