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CATEGORY

Sculpture & Installation

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YEAR

2019

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PRICE

Not for sale

ABOUT THE WORK

“Amuse-gueules” is an installation consisting of a dining table set with human body parts cast in porcelain and presented as food. Most casts are from my own body: my face, my right and left hand fingers, my toes, my ears, my breast, but also a heart and a brain (from life size medical models.) All the casts are arranged on the plates, and not fused with them, so that the body parts can be examined and manipulated. One short story detailing the quasi-scientific possibility to produce real, skin-based amuse-gueules from human skin, flayed from people that have been especially bred for such purpose, is also presented alongside the sculpture, as an audio text. Eukaryotic heterotrophs need food to survive but are also such food. Biology tells us the story of these peripatetic beings, always wandering in search of food, but also looking for a fellow mate. Where do we draw the line between the food and the mate? Because border lines are there to be crossed, and can always be drawn anew.