Subverting representations typical of the most dominant gazes, Beefcake is a single channel video that assembles a cacophonous collection of anonymous and fractured male bodies, reassembled into an even larger flexing form. It’s a form designed to read in terms that are as erotically charged as they are ominously aggressive. The shining, bulging staging of their chests and arms is meant for a cheering audience imagined to desire those bodies not only as objects of hetero-normative consummation, but also by other men who might want those bodies as much as they might want to resemble them, and by women or gender variant folks who might cross-identify with these classically sculpted forms.

digital video