Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Rosalia Banet














By the time I reached grade 11 or 12, it had become apparent to me that I just wasn't like most kids. I had no interest in going to football games or joining the basketball team. I didn't listen to Bruce Springsteen or go to the SMH semi-formals. My friends and I wore black, hung out in the pool halls and listened to ska music. I'd go to the library to check out books by Leonard Cohen and Colin MacInnes. We weren't exactly viewed as normal. But things changed when I started going to OCAD. (or OCA as it was then known) I attended studio classes with women who wore tutu's. My peers preferred to their noses deep inside their sketchbooks than chat with the person beside them. Perhaps I was a normal human being after all.

Today I discoverd the artwork of Spanish artist Rosalia Banet (via Trend Hunter) and I'm once again feeling that there's nothing remotely unusual about me. In fact, I may even be a little bit boring.
On her blog Rosalia writes: "Last of all, I’d like to mention my most recent work, which under the name of “Carnicería Love” takes us to a butcher shop of human meat. The Carnicería Love (The Love Butcher’s) is a place where feelings are cooked. The women in Carnicería Love (in the photos, drawings and video) may, on first sight, appear to be preparing dishes with the bodies of other human beings. However, it is in fact, their own hearts that they pull out, chop, sauté and roast. In other words, they are cooking themselves."

Put your bib on and view one of her YouTube videos here.

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous6:29 AM

    Hi Mary, that lady is great! more than great is real

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  2. Anonymous5:58 AM

    HI. WHY THAT LADY IS NOT ALREADY IN NEW YORK, WE NEED THAT GRACE.

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