When we think of a feast, we usually hope that rodents are nowhere in site, especially not on the table. Artist Laura Ginn disagrees. This past Wednesday at Allegra LaViola Gallery, Ginn brought New Yorkers together to display a hunter-gatherer themed presentation that concluded with eating cooked rats.
The event, titled “Tomorrow We Will Feast Again On What We Catch” was priced at $100 per person. To raise funds for the occasion, Ginn created a Kickstarter page on which she shockingly, but successfully raised the $2,000 she had requested.
A 33 year-old Brooklyn man who attended the event told DNAinfo that he was told that 75 rats were used to make the meal, and “there were very few plates with something left on it.”
In a video she posted on Kickstarter, Ginn explained, “What I’m hoping to achieve with that is to give people an experience of pushing their boundaries and overcoming fear.”
All we will say on the matter is no thank you! Yuck.