This photographic series is an investigation into new ways of interpreting animal identity within the classical genre of portraiture. It deals with one of the most common agricultural “products” – the chicken. Raised in industrial-scale livestock farming, its breeding is fuelled by human eating habits. One of the broilers that were portrayed, Heinrich, was given a second life in a petting zoo for children in Berlin. The others were bought as meat in different supermarkets. Their identity was examined using scientific visualisation techniques.

Berlin and Brandenburg 2015