"Sweat Glands Sweat Lands," video stills (2006)

"Sweat Glands Sweat Lands," video still, 2006
Single channel video with sound, 2 minutes 21 seconds.
Courtesy the artists.

"It started with thinking that almost everyone in Puerto Rico roasts a pig at Christmastime. You have to roast it for hours by hand- turning the spit. We wanted to do something that could relate to the practical as well as the symbolic dimension of the motion of roasting the pig. So we extended the piece of metal on which the pig is roasted and welded it to the back wheel of a car that is lifted. When you accelerate, the car wheel rotates and the pig rotates, and you roast it that way, which otherwise would be done by human labor."

- Allora & Calzadilla