The Amsterdam-based artists’ new work consists of a single-channel video with a musical score that “revisits the medieval animal trial of a rooster”. A series of images derived from medieval bestiaries will be disseminated over the course of the show in the advertising pages of the Hackney Gazette. The work poses questions about “an anthropocentric worldview and the perils of assuming dominance over nature”.
The video depicts the trial of a rooster, who is accused of crimes against nature for laying an egg, as an “allegorical exploration of the assumed transcendence of humans from the realm of nature”.
The soundtrack of YEAST was made in collaboration with Daniel Woodhouse.
See the Space Studios website for details.**