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Accepted abstract - Creative Tastebuds Symposium

The Art Studio of the Mouth - from texture to textiles

By Marie Hugsted, Textilskolen

Mouthfeel is the tactile sense of eating. It is the sensory characteristics, which are materialized by the structural qualities of food.

In my work I have a focus on the texture of food and have studied the sensations, which emerge in the mouth. In this space shapes, volumes and gradations grow.

I have developed a design methodology to translate these volatile impressions to lasting expressions embodied in color, materials and texture. This I have transformed into four books with textile samples.

With my background as a textile designer and design studies teacher, I will expose the aesthetics behind mouthfeel and transform it into textiles.