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The Chicken Project
- Human, Bird, or in between

... a very animal friendly body research art project

Photography by B.C. Rrong © SU-EN Butoh Company

Production SU-EN Butoh Company / Mo no Kai with support from the Swedish Cultural Council

Thanks to the family Küller
and all the birds at their farm!

This event presented a Chicken house where humans live as chickens

For 3 days 10 participants where instructed in the basic SU-EN chicken technique to prepare for the new life as chickens.

The audience could visit during the ongoing event and join in the reflections upon the existence and life of human beings and animals.

The project also included a video shot at Küllers birdfarm, in which SU-EN lives with real chickens.

The animal rights organization Djurens ratt took part in the event with information.


Performances Dansstationen, Malmö, 2003 - Kulturhuset, Stockholm, 2004

Concept and instruction
  SU-EN
Project assistants and chicken keepers
  Hans T Sternudd
  Eva C Björkman
Video
  SU-EN and Rickard Sporrong/Rrong
  production
Chicken house construction
  Silvio Trevizan
Project technician
  Daniel Bexell