Meat Meet  is in part inspired by the sumptuary laws which applied to both food and fashion from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. These regulations reinforced the class structure of the feudal system permitting conspicuous consumption to only the upper classes. Rich brocades, multiple accessories and particolours were restricted to the select few, as were the choices cuts of meat. In  Meat Meet  the artists masquerade as cow and pig equipped with an array of fibre-based meat-like sculptures. Over the course of the performance the beasts dismantle themselves going from living wholes to constituent parts. The power position of the distribution of cuts of meat is taken on by the animals themselves.  This project was supported by a grant from the City of Ottawa Arts Funding. Photos by Lucyna Danuta Bakowska.
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