Expanded Intimacy is a series of glassware created to explore touch, taste and smell, and the relationship between hand, mouth, tongue and nose.
Developed in collaboration with artist Nuala Clooney, Expanded Intimacy explores the interplay between object and body particularly in relation to the sensualisation of food and drink experiences. Working with Steve Williams – the University of Birmingham’s award winning glassblower in the Department of Chemistry – Nuala and I have created some unique glasses to be used in dining experiences and performance which transgress conventional modes of eating; using food, performance, texture, weight to explore eating as a sensual act.
This project was originally commissioned by University of Birmingham where I am an Honorary Research Associate.
Above L-R/clockwise: Tongues (1-holed,), Fingers, Lips, Fingers. Image Credit Rod Gonzalez.