Oral Fixations
James Duesing, Jessica K. Hodgins, Bum Lee, Moshe Mahler, Jay Oberski, Sang Il Park, David Tinapple
SIGGRAPH '05: ACM SIGGRAPH 2005 Electronic Art and Animation Catalog (2005)
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Oral Fixations is a single channel video installation that evolves over a seven hour time period. The project is a darkly humorous look at a habit of endless consumption and the resulting accumulation of waste. A narrative gradually emerges from the on-screen action that depicts a large mouthed character who dances while flossing its one protruding tooth. A conveyor belt regularly delivers factory-farm fresh hams that the character delights in taking one large bite from and then tossing aside. Over the duration of the piece the hams begin to pile up in the room until at the end of seven hours the room is filled with the refuse of this gluttony. The viewer is encouraged to revisit the piece periodically throughout the day and see how the discarded hams build an oddly humorous environment of waste around the character.

James Duesing, Jessica K. Hodgins, Bum Lee, Moshe Mahler, Jay Oberski, Sang Il Park, David Tinapple (2005). Oral Fixations. SIGGRAPH '05: ACM SIGGRAPH 2005 Electronic Art and Animation Catalog, 118--119.

@inproceedings{oralFixations,
author = {James Duesing and Jessica K. Hodgins and Bum Lee and Moshe Mahler and Jay Oberski and Sang Il Park and David Tinapple},
title = {Oral Fixations},
booktitle = {SIGGRAPH '05: ACM SIGGRAPH 2005 Electronic Art and Animation Catalog},
year = {2005},
isbn = {1-59593-101-5},
pages = {118--119},
location = {Los Angeles, California},
doi = {http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1086057.1086115},
publisher = {ACM Press},
address = {New York, NY, USA},
links = "http://graphics.cs.cmu.edu/people/mmahler/OralFixations/index.htm",
}