Anya Liftig in Performance
Consider the Lobster
Anthony Greaney Gallery, Boston, MA
October 20, 2012
Part of Time Body Space Objects2- Hour 11
Liftig's performance was interrupted after 35 minutes by two fellow performance artists. Sandrine Schaefer pulled the electrical cord out of the wall to stop the performance. Sandy Huckleberry, a veteran performance artist and member of Boston-based Mobius group, knocked over the lobster pot, spilling boiling water and a scalding hot plate on Liftig. She then literally stole the lobster and ran out of the gallery into the night.
Huckleberry later said that she "released the lobster into Pleasure Bay, under a blanket of stars."
Huckleberry, who once killed and ate a live rabbit on stage, later stated that she felt that she was being made complicit in the lobster's suffering. She also stated that she currently eats lobster in restaurants but does not cook them herself. Huckleberry claimed not to have realized that she was also stealing Liftig's dinner.
Sandrine Schaefer did not comment.