"Gnaw" (1992)

"Gnaw," 1992
Chocolate, lard, lipstick and display case, dimensions variable
Collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York
Photo by Brian Forest
Courtesy the artist and Luhring Augustine

"Performance wasn’t something that I intended to do. I was doing work that was about process, about the meaning of the making, trying to have a love-hate relationship with the object. I always feel safer if I can bring the viewer back to the making of it. I try to do that in a lot of different ways, by residue, by touch, by processes that are basic to all of our lives...that people might relate to in terms of process, everyday activities- bathing, eating, etc."

- Janine Antoni