FAT LANDS I – STRAIGHT UP FAT KARALLA’s – FAT LANDS by Anthony Haden-Guest Edited by Eleanor Whitney In her newest project Fat Lands, New York and Italy-based artist Cynthia Karalla explores the beauty and repulsion of physical, spiritual and material excess. Karalla created Part I of the piece, entitled Straight Up Fat, by placing a slab of human fat under her homemade microscope camera. Though both psychical and metaphorical fat is in abundance in American culture, as she set out to create the project Karalla was afraid that actual fat might be difficult to obtain. Working with a doctor,...
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