Mouth_C_Y_FinalHammer_MouthWe were commissioned to create a new artwork for the MIRROR website, as a way to disrupt and play with the formality of this space and to insert artists work and voices within the mainframe of the website.

Hammer to Shape, Mouth Open is a changing artwork that will appear on the MIRROR homepage – where artists will be commissioned to make an image, icon, glyph, sigil or symbol of mouths and hammers. A mouth in reference to the origin of the place name Plymouth (mouth of the Plym) and a hammer in reference to the Bertolt Brecht quote “Art is not a mirror for reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.”

We made two new artworks that take the form of gifs, these were exhibited on MIRROR’s website from Jul7 2021 – March 2022. Mouth Open (1) references Plymouths coastal location by merging a human mouth with the mouth of an oyster; Hammer to Shape (1) is a simple hand collaged claw hammer which in its movement takes aim at the word MIRROR.

Alongside this we have written an ongoing, annual commission brief for students at Plymouth College of Art.