Jennifer Allora, b. 1974, Philadelphia; Guillermo Calzadilla, b. 1971, Havana | live and work in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla began working together in 1995, producing audio works, performances, sculptures, social interventions, and videos which invariably convey the political opinions of their creators. Sweat Glands, Sweat Lands (2006) is centered on the image of a skewered pig attached to the back wheel of a car, the animal’s roasting carcass rotating ever more rapidly as the driver continues to accelerate. The video’s imagery of metal and flesh seems to offer a glimpse into a dystopian world.