Still from Meat Love, directed by Jan Švankmajer, 1989
Amber Husain will be in discussion with Daisy Lafarge at Edinburgh Book Festival, as they consider together the themes in their new books Meat Love and Lovebug. Join these inventive essayists as they explore the uncomfortable intimacies with the animals that we consume, and those who feed on us.
Saturday 19 August
About Meat Love
In Meat Love, Amber Husain deconstructs the beauty, tragedy, and mystery with which our images of meat are embellished, drawing on a range of visual sources from contemporary art and film to Instagram and advertising. Probing the nature of ‘love’ in contemporary human-animal relations, this illustrated essay casts a materialist’s critical eye on the visual culture of meat as it gentrifies and mutates, informing, for better or for worse, our political imaginations.
Find out more and order copies here