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The Chicken Project - Instruction Video

HERE IS THE OPPORTUNITY YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR!
HOW TO BECOME A CHICKEN IN YOUR SPARE TIME!
THE SU-EN CHICKEN METHOD IS THE ULTIMATE WAY TO CHICKENDOM!

The successful international chicken instructor SU-EN introduces you to the ultimate step-by-step method for becoming a chicken. In this systematic programme participants study the constitution of the hen and are then guided into advanced applications, such as day-to-day behaviour to the final exam at the chicken farm. 

WARNING!
Participants use this training programme at THEIR OWN RISK. Life style and eating habits may be affected for all time...

Background

Swedish choreographer SU-EN wishes to comment on the new situation where intruction videos of all the ancient methods are released with promises that you can train only 5 min while waiting for the bus etc. In a humoristic way, this video can inflitrate the people’s home and spread some light through the chicken training.

SU-EN has incorporated birds, chickens in many works. She has collaborated with the Animal Rights organizations in order to spread information on the chickens' bad situations in the factories. She has lived with chickens to make a film and she has constructed a Chicken House installation where participants try to live as chickens.

Duration: 47 minutes
Chicken instructor: SU-EN
Project director and chicken keeper: Hans T Sternudd
Chicken assistents: Varnueé Lundström, Eva Wiggström
Camera: Rickard Sporrong
Music: Adam Fietz
Post production: Rrong Production
Cover: Spoon Graphics
Photo: Hans T Sternudd

Supported by Konstnärsnämnden/Swedish Arts council

Chicken and Art Foundation
© SU-EN Butoh Company and Rrong Production 2004

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SU-EN is a dancer, choreographer and butoh artist from Sweden. She is the head of SU-EN Butoh Company which operates in different constellations. SU-EN was a disciple of Tomoe Shizune and Yoko Ashikawa of the Tomoe Shizune & Hakutobo group in Japan for 5 years. SU-EN holds a nattori licence in Jiuta-mai (traditional Japanese dance) as well as a wide experience in various Japanese body methods. With roots in the butoh work and influence from collaborations with performance and action artists, SU-EN is developing a body research method and artistic approach.

SU-EN Butoh Company tours extensively in Sweden and internationally, doing performances, lectures and workshops. The work has been presented in Czech republic, Germany, The Netherlands, Croatia, Slovenia, Canada, USA, Japan, Argentina, Belarus, Russia, UK and all Scandinavia. The company operates from Haglund Skola located in the forest north of Stockholm.

Lee Berwick emerged from the South London underground Dub and Industrial music scene and since 1989 has run the recording studio and record company Digi Dub. Among many CDs released are: Five years of -, Golems of - and Scrap bodies which is composed exclusively from samples recorded at the scrapyard in Uppsala.

Berwick's work is a re-smelting, re-working and re-cycling of the sound that surrounds us. Berwick is currently working on a site-specific audio art project, drawing inspiration from the river Thames and has produced the video film Yatra. Has worked regularly with SU-EN since1994. For more information on DIGI DUB » www.digidub.net


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