POSSIBILITIES, REPLACEMENTS
2015

Series of porcelain objects, 64 parts

The object series Possibilities, Replacements reproduces in porcelain 64 possible forms of wisdom teeth based on medical photographs. The wisdom tooth is, evolutionarily speaking, a vestigial organ; modern human jawbones often do not provide enough space for them and they are therefore usually extracted. Although (or because) wisdom teeth no longer perform a vital function, they have the most pronounced variations and mutations of all human teeth.

The sculptures comprising Possibilities, Replacements were made in a dental laboratory and, due to their porcelain material, are reminiscent of regular dental prostheses. Their extensive roots and deformations, however, are less practical enhancements, than a painful reminiscence of a our fibre-chewing human past.

 
 
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