A Norwegian conceptual artist boiled his own hip bone on “a whim” and then ate the flesh with some potato gratin and a glass of wine. According to the artist, the meat tasted like “wild sheep”.
Wengshoel was born with a deformed hip and endured years in a wheelchair or on crutches. He went through a series of failed operations until he was finally given his metal hip replacement when he was 21.
[He] told The Local that he spent a year convincing his doctors to let him film his hip replacement operation and then keep the bone. “I just wanted to use it in my art. I didn’t know at that time that I would boil it and eat it,” he said.
“I had to boil off the meat to get to the bone, and when I started scraping off the meat, I took off a little piece and I thought, ‘why not do it. It’s not every day I will have a piece of human flesh which is mine and which it is possible to eat’, so I had a little taste, and then I thought, ‘that’s really nice’.
“I made myself dinner while my girlfriend was at work, and I just resolved to have this really nice moment, with me and my hipbone,” he explained.
Via The Local.