To Eat Life
Anivor explores the potential of the human saliva beyond its bodily uses. By using human saliva to ferment an alcoholic beverage Anivor begins to blur the line of what can and cannot be used as a material. Anivor inspires a morbid curiosity that is caused by the disgust of the process and the natural inquisitiveness of viewers.
Using techniques that have been practiced for centuries paired with visuals that take inspiration from modern day alcohol packaging, Anivor aims to showcase saliva in a new light so as to challenge the social boundaries we place upon the relationship between our body and the wider world.
Showing the versatility of saliva, Anivor has engaged with persons from a range of disciplines. while also giving users the ability to craft original cocktails. These are based off the unique flavors that the body produces. Anivor allows users to taste new flavors while learning more about their physical selves.
Saliva contains an enzyme called Amylase. When Amylase is combined with starch, it creates sugar. To create alcohol one only needs to combine sugar and yeast. This fermentation process uses techniques that while may seem ‘gross’ use the material of ones own body to produce something new.