Sausage Factory
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Sausage Factory examines the operations of food production and how this activity has been represented in literature, industrial films, and popular cinema. A selection of related movement images are disassembled and their various motivations and structural components reconstituted to produce a series of new video works. In one instance, a set of inexpensive consumer goods haunted by physical, mimetic and mythic affinities to sausage making are summoned, to reenact a centuries old sight-gag. In another, movements captured in a tradition of scientific management are pushed through the tedious yet fantastical mill of cel animation. The resultant images collapse historical time with the time of production, and in doing so reveal uncanny movements of capital and desire.
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