Your Body is a Battleground
1965, Carnegie Hall
First performed as part of the First Festival of Free Expression at the American Center in Paris, and later at Judson Memorial Church in NYC.
"Meat Joy has the character of an erotic rite: excessive, indulgent, a celebration of flesh as material: raw fish, chickens, sausages, wet paint, transparent plastic, rope brushes, paper scrap. It's propulsion is toward the ecstatic-- shifting and turning between tenderness, wilderness, precision, abandon: qualities which could at any
Joan Semmel, Intimacy/Autonomy