Meat Prize

154 High St

“Whenever I go anywhere I am aware that my body may be treated as public property." Hana Aoake

LIVS role:

Site acces, public liability insurance, CERA negotiations

About this project

Auckland based artist Hana Aoake visted Christchurch as part of The Social's summer programme of events.  She performed 'Meat Prize' on December 8th 2013, followed by an artist talk and discussion at the Physics Room gallery.  She was also a resident at the Christchurch International Residency for Artists.


"Much in the same way that animals are exploited and dismembered for human consumption; the gendered body exists beneath a structure of oppression.” Hana Aoake.    This performance was concerned with subverting dominant gender norms, by engaging with the sexual politics of meat.

Supported by:

The Social, Art Beat, Arts Voice Christchurch, C1 Cafe, Christchurch City Council, Creative New Zealand, Arts Voice Christchurch, and Tanya Michils for the photographs

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