Meating, 2001. Video

"Meating" is an art video about the consumption of meat, power, sex and death. In the video the scene represents a bullfight. A woman attempts to eat a steak. However, when she cuts the steak, the meat comes alive and tries to evade her knife. Eventually, bleeding, as a bull would do, it dies of exhaustion. In this scenario, the plate is the arena, the meat is the bull and the woman is the torero (bullfighter).  All the elements in the piece have clear references to the 'corrida' (bullfight) and all the paraphernalia surrounding it; the aesthetics of the decor, the colour red dominating throughout the piece, the rituals, and even the gestures of the torero.