opens today at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne.
BERLINDE de Bruyckere's father was a butcher. During her childhood, there in his shop in Ghent, Belgium, she would watch as strong men hauled great slabs of dead animals into the fridges, where they were hung on hooks. The carcasses were butchered into smaller cuts and displayed for the day's trade. The little girl Berlinde, who loved to draw, was arrested by these images.
Works born of bloodied memory
THE AGE / June 2, 2012
Cheap Cuts Cow asSupreme Goddess as Void,with projection-space
for self-image consumption production
image courtesy FIAPCE
I C ME/AT R US
We are what we eat.
We are what we think.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts we make the world.
Buddha, The Dharmapada
A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
someone looks at something ...