Leftovers is my final performance at the month-long art residency in Barcelona, where my original idea of sharing the residency with a pig was first considered, but then rejected by the curators in the first days of the residency. As part of arranging professional connections, they introduced me to Marceli Antunez-Rosa (co-founder of the legendary La Fura dels Baus) known for using alive animals or dead parts of their bodies in his work, and after assisting him in preparation for his retrospective I received leftovers of his materials - hearts, tongues and pieces of pig skin. I involved them in "Leftovers" as a tangible link to the absent pig or "absent referent" (term introduced by Carol J Adams, in "The Sexual Politics of Meat").
In the beginning audience faces me locked inside my studio with my hands reaching out from behind the security gate, offering a heart and a glove. In case someone takes the heart I open the gate and invite everyone inside to do three "emphatic exercises". After that audience is locked inside with me doing the same heart-offer to the passerby and in case of response I open the gate finishing the performance.