The modern poultry industry breeds chickens either for eggs or for meat. Male chicks of the egg-laying variety are superfluous, mere by-products of industrial farming. So as soon as they hatch, these chicks are killed in gas chambers or in mincing machines. Bred, born, then obliterated. Essentially, they are waste. This body of work is not a statement supporting animal welfare; nor is its purpose to drive the viewer towards veganism. Instead, by exploring mass production and consumption the work asks us to consider an aspect of the world that, consciously or not, is common to us all.
2016, art, hanfleming, human animal relationship, installation, taxidermy, waste