Critical Writing Index

The Lard Car: She Runs on Grease

by Molly Hankwitz

San Fransisco Bay Times, Aug. 24, 1995

Fat of the Land is a documentary that focuses on American dependence on fossil fuels. Fat of the Land features the Lard Car, a van that five performance artists have rewired to run on a mix of vegetable or kitchen grease and sodium chloride (Draino). They toured the country in the Lard Car and used it as a vehicle or education, outreach, activism and humour.

ITEM 1995.103 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Lard CarSarah Lewison

Lard CarNiki Cousino

Lard CarFlorence Dore

Lard CarGina Todui

Lard CarJulie Konop

Fat of the Land