Why butcher non-human animals only? Nothing but a silly anti-cannibalism custom prevents human factory farming. Get over it already and proceed to industrialized human butchery, meatpacking, and consumption to forestall the chronic food shortages and resource scarity already plaguing the world. One bad turn deserves another. A Human Hamburger. Might be delicious. Movies such as Soylent Green (1973) and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974, 2003) have shown the way to the delicacies of the future. Artist Sharon Baker takes it to another level of just desserts.
Huffington Post, September 27, 2012
If you were turned off by her severed toe cookies, anatomically-correct macarons orgross-out cocktails, then you’re probably not going to like her latest project, the world’s first pop-up “human butchery.”
HuffPost got a sneak peek at photos for the upcoming event, which is being sponsored by video game publisher Capcom to mark the release of “Resident Evil 6.”
For the non-gamers among us, “Resident Evil” is a survival horror video game series that’s bloody, to say the least. It’s fitting, then, that the promotional launch for the latest installment feature meaty offerings from the “gory world of Wesker & Son, the fictional butcher with a penchant for human flesh,” according to a release.
The make-believe butchery will open for two days, September 28 and 29, in a very real location — London’s famous meat market, Smithfield’s — and will offer some edible items for purchase: “Peppered Human & Lemon Sausages,” “J’avo Caught Human Thigh Steaks” and specially-made pots of “Red Herb” and “Green Herb.”
Never fear, the meat in question isn’t actually human, although it’s unclear what meat is used. Gross or not, we can’t help but admire the pieces’ clear artistry, which comes courtesy of artist Sharon Baker. From the look of her web site, she’s created some creepy works before; check out these human bread casts.
If you can stomach it, take a look at more of Baker’s meaty work for the “human butchery.” Fair warning, a few of these pictures are NSFW.