Borrowed Prey: Part 1 is an hour-long solo performance by Carrie Ahern performed inside a butcher shop. It is a provocative investigation into our relationship to the animals most of us consume. Bringing together 4 strands of research: hunting, butchering, and slaughtering of animals, plus the work of animal behavior scientist and autistic Dr. Temple Grandin, Borrowed Prey: Part I attempts to illuminate more about the true “farm to table” process and our human capacity for empathy.The work includes butchering of a lamb and meat will be made available for sale post show. Original sound composed and performed by Anne Hege and New Prosthetics, Sets and light by Jay Ryan and Costume by Naoko Nagata.
Premiered in NYC April 2012 at Dickson's Farmstand Meats
Performed in Seattle Jan 2013 at Rainshadow Meats