Watch With Caution
The striking lines of actor Anthony Hopkins as the infamous and feared “Hannibal Lecter” in “Silence Of The Lambs” (1991) still linger in our memory. As he goes,
“A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.”
Chilling and dazzling. But that was just a movie. How about some real-life cannibalism? Sure, cannibalism is nothing new, and we remember cases like the notorious serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer and the German Cannibal Armin Meiwes, but it never happened on live camera, displayed on Facebook.
Latvian contemporary artist, Arturs Bērziņš did just that and raised the question for his purpose of artistic, yet cannibalistic demonstration, “What would you do, if the food market ran out and all it is left are humans? Would you eat your fellow neighbor or friend if you need to survive?”
In his crazy, shocking performance, with a scalpel, a piece of flesh is sliced from his two participants, then sauteed in a frying pan and fed it to each of them. LIVE.
Photo by Arthur Berzinsh | Youtube