Carlos Alfonso, ‘The Chickens of Mr.Barret’, 2017, SKETCH
Carlos Alfonso, ‘The Chickens of Mr.Barret’, 2017, SKETCH
Carlos Alfonso, ‘The Chickens of Mr.Barret’, 2017, SKETCH
Carlos Alfonso, ‘The Chickens of Mr.Barret’, 2017, SKETCH
Carlos Alfonso, ‘The Chickens of Mr.Barret’, 2017, SKETCH
Carlos Alfonso, ‘The Chickens of Mr.Barret’, 2017, SKETCH

In this case, the dilemma of the egg and the hen serves as a metaphor to reflect on the scientific development
of food industry, the synthetic simulation and the affection of war in relation to nutrition. The story is
fragmented into four episodes that examine partly the evolution of the egg, from its embryonic function of
generating life and food, its artificial multiplication through chemical mechanisms, to the consequences of
possessing chickens. This document is constructed from public domain information found mostly on
internet, used as a visual and auditory source, appropriating it to assemble the narrative of the video. The
text of the last chapter is a short story by Rafael Barret (1876-1910), a Spanish writer based in Paraguay,
known for his political position and anarchist philosophy, the original text was published in 1910 under the
title "Rebelión."

Series: Edition 3 + 2 A/P

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About Carlos Alfonso

Colombian, b. 1986, Popayán - Cauca Department, Colombia, based in Ghent, Belgium