A Handy Test for Doneness is a video and photography series of the various methods of using your own hand to test the doneness of cooked meat; calling attention to themes of death, vulnerability, violence, and the self. Referencing anatomy, pornography, horror, and other pop-culture signifiers, I highlight not only the biological but the visceral and emotional connection to the foods we consume. Heavily influenced by Suzanne Lacy’s Learn Where the Meat Comes From (1976), I encourage my viewing audience to become the object/food item.


A Handy Test For Doneness
HD Video
Duration 6:00 minutes
Special Thanks to Chris Burket