Eat me challenges social norms in a western society obsessed with diets and self-presentation. Eat Me starts with Julie Peter gets tapped for half a liter of blood. The blood is made in to a traditional Danish blood sausage, which is baked and then fried. The performance will end with a dinner where the audience will be invited to eat the blood sausage and there by be a part of the art work. Vacuum packed blood sausage will be on offer in the end of the performance.
It must be stated that there are no health hazards associated with eating Julie Peters blood as it is fully cooked. In accordance to European law it is not illegal to prepare, handle or consume human blood.
Julie Peter (born 1985) is a danish artist based in Berlin, Germany. Her works explores the absurd in the normal through organic objects, moods and spaces, whose ironic distance is left as dreaming comments to the norms of everyday life.
Her work challenges the binaries we continually reconstruct between Self and Other, between our own ‘cannibal’ and ‘civilized’ selves. She finds that the contradictions between believe and behavior reveals an inherent awkwardness, a humor that echoes our own vulnerabilities. Julie Peter has a BA from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts’s and currently studying sculpture at the Weissensee Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin.