Oskar Dawicki
Speech is Silver

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

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).