The Soup Is Delicious
Miguel-Ángel Cárdenas, 1977, 8'52''

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Images of naked men and women fade in and out as a chef chops away and cooks a soup. The images prepare us for what is to follow. 'The soup is delicious' shows us Miguel-Ángel Cárdenas at his most direct. While he sits at the table and eats his soup, he gets more and more arousedd as visions of sexually explicit scenes are projected momentarily and almost impressionistically over this simple scene. Finally he climaxes and leans back exhausted, having fulfilled his fantasy. Strikngly, it is not a staged act - someone is performing fellatio from under the table, hidden from the spectators' view and out of camera's sight.

Netherlands Media Art Institute, Stefan Aquilina

  • Date: 1977
  • Length: 8'52''
  • Type: Video
  • Copyrights: All rights reserved (c) LIMA
  • Genre: performance (artwork genre)
  • Keywords: registration (technique), body, everyday life, sex/pornography