Conventionally called mouth, this body part serves for the intake of food, the respiration and the articulation. Without mouth we could not live, would have to breathe through the nose and speaking would be unimaginable.
This project examines the importance the mouth has in our lives – not only as a linguistic tools. It is significant for feeding, does not only keep us alive, but makes the life worth living by manifold tastes. It forms words, which reach others, can move and comfort – words, which express joy and happiness, fury, envy or grief. We can recognise whether somebody is loudly or quiet, contently or disgruntled. Wrinkles dig around the mouth corners into our skin, tell stories.
This pictures originated during my social internship at St. Katharina, Werne. They testify for lived life, for satisfaction and proud age.