"Meat Cake #3" (1974)
"Meat Cake #3," 1974
Performance, video, black-and-white and color photographs, 35:09 minutes
Videography by Mike Cram
© Paul McCarthy
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth, Zürich London
"In the early videotapes it’s just me as the artist making something very minimal, just using whatever was in the room, the architecture, the doors. Most of the tapes were very static—one action repeated over and over, or task-oriented. The performances and videos evolved through the ’70s. I went from being a male dressing as a female to covering my head with tape and butter. And then I start using wigs and costumes."