4:38 excerpt of 14:00 | HDV | 2009
Adapted from a performance by Katrina Chamberlin and James Kubie, video directed by Frédéric Moffet
In The Body Parlor, both man and sheep as combined sac- rificial bodies become subjects of biological investigation. In discovering new forms of healthcare (regenerative medicine) and tissue engineering (such as stem cell research), the body becomes sacrificial material for the greater purpose of a social good. The performers employ the material objects, either as products of or as extensions of the body as a way of exploring giving from one’s self in sacrifice.