SANTIAGO CAO (Argentina)
of an urban 8-hour durational performance installation "Pes(o)soa de Carne e Osso" held at MOLA Festival,
Salvador de Bahia, Brazil (2010).
Photographs by Juan
Lives and works in Buenos Aires (Argentina).
Santiago Cao, one of Latin
America’s most provocative young Performance artists today, places in his
durational urban performance installation "Pes(o)soa de Carne e Osso" the
questions: How much does meat weigh? And how much does the person behind this
meat weigh in a society that negates and annuls people? In prostitution, men
and women are simple objects of consumption. In business there are no people;
only Human Resources. In colonial times, slaves were treated as merchandise,
not as people.