Compulse

compulse

As a child when visiting the bathroom of my cousins (neighbours) I would notice that their bars of soap had teeth marks in them where someone had been biting them. The image and uneasy feeling it gave me remain with me. The intimacy of viewing the evidence of a compulsive act The smell of soap, the imagined taste. The act of putting something “forbidden” in your mouth.

Description:
372 bars of soap each with bite mark / indentation of teeth. Stacked in random pile on the floor

Materials: Soap (372 bars approx)
Position: Stacked in random pile on the floor
Date: 2003