Truth of the Oral

May 4, 2013 — Leave a comment

Three Studies for a Mouth (Explorations in statecraft, love, and the passing of woes)
From the series Revisitations
Chromogenic print
Image size: 10 x 22 cm / 4 x 8 3/4 inches
Installed in wooden case; edition of five
©2010, Frank Rodick


Teeth are for tearing, the tongue is for churning the swill around: that is the truth of the oral. Only by an ingenious economy, an accident of evolution, does the organ of ingestion sometimes get to be used for song.

— J.M. Coetzee, Elizabeth Costello


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