Studio Study

1996 Tania Bruguera


Materials: Pedestal, iron, cotton, raw meat

Photo: Centro Wifredo Lam

This work, dealing with topics of self-censorship and creative activity, has a person standing on a high pedestal, with her head (her mind), her mouth, stomach, and legs tied by some bands of black metal that act as the bars used by censors.  The person-naked and surrounded by cotton-holds in her hands a piece of raw pig’s meat, sometimes a heart.  This work lasts for several hours.