Leaving Paradise - Art Sanya, Hainan (CN), 2013

The installation Leaving Paradise houses the Red Junglefowl, the first chicken from which all domestic chickens are descended. These proto-chickens are now on the brink of extinction, protected but imprisoned by their paradise. The Junglefowl’s cousins became an evolutionary success when they were domesticated: human altered chicken, chicken altered human. Now the chicken is a cosmopolitan ambassador of the interplay of culture, art, and biology, a living testament of the force of biocultural diversity. Leaving paradise by breaking the cage is the only way leading to paradise.

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installation view, Leaving Paradise, Art Sanya, Hainan (CN)

installation view, Leaving Paradise, Art Sanya, Hainan (CN)

installation view, Leaving Paradise, Art Sanya, Hainan (CN)

installation view, Leaving Paradise, Art Sanya, Hainan (CN)

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