Neil Goldberg
Salad Bar
Single channel video
8:30 min

For several months at lunch hour I traveled to salad bars around Manhattan, surreptitiously recording close-ups of patrons as they contemplated what to put in their carryout containers. I found their expressions tender, a little sorrowful, and also somehow brutal, reflecting both the vulnerability created by our need for food and also the ruthlessness required to attain it.