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MEAT JOY

April 3, 2010

Carolee Schneeman, Meat Joy, First performed in 1964 at the First Festival of Free Expression at the American Center in Paris

In Schneeman’s words:

“Meat Joy has the character of an erotic rite: excessive, indulgent, a celebration of flesh as material: raw fish, chickens, sausages, wet paint, transparent plastic, rope brushes, paper scrap. It’s propulsion is toward the ecstatic– shifting and turning between tenderness, wilderness, precision, abandon: qualities which could at any moment be sensual, comic, joyous, repellent.”

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