Meat: two videos by Luther Price

Friday, May 7, 9-11 pm

Organized by Bradford Nordeen

Meat (1990, 1992) is part assemblage, part document, part fiction and part performance. Meat is psychodrama, restaging a surgical nightmare endured by Boston-based filmmaker, Luther Price. The changed body is a product of a singular traumatic event, repetitive medical routines, and a total revision of self-consciousness. The mark, however “healed”, becomes a stranger. Luther Price’s film hosts a psychology all its own, a state that the viewer enters into, totally affected by this heart (and gut) wrenching body horror. Louis V E.S.P. will host an installation of performance documentation and a screening of the 60 minute film at 9pm, on May 7th.

The installation, organized by Bradford Nordeen, will be accompanied by a publication of images, illustrations, and artist writings.

“MEAT is viscerally consuming in its sterile, antiseptic and static giving over of the flesh. Poked, prodded, pinched and disgraced, the humiliated body is sacrificed and the metamorphosis begins … the fly becomes the shit … the maggot becomes the bone … the bone becomes the food … the food becomes shit and the body becomes the wound … the institution becomes teeth … throat and stomach.” Luther Price via Canyon Cinema