The Delmarva Chicken of Tomorrow (2002)

Film details

  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • Year

    2002

  • Genre

    Artists' Moving Image

  • Type

    Video

  • Category

    Non Fiction

Synopsis

`You are what you eat, but what puts the food on the table?' [New York Video Festival, 2003 programme]. `...Specially bred with less feathers and more meat, The Delmarva Chicken of Tomorrow is a film that dream-walks from the beaches of Mirtsdroy, where huge tourists, plucked and oiled, baste themselves standing up, to the muddy markets of Sumatra, via an archipelago of Export-Processing zones and television archives. Hand processed with bacterially cultured stock, the images are themselves in organic decay; all the colours and forms of the scrap heap. Between dream and nightmare, The Delmarva Chicken of Tomorrow is a traversal of here and elsewhere, first and third world; a fairytale of production, resources, capitalism, globalisation, refuse and refusal: The Delmarva Chicken of Tomorrow is a film not about the struggle to be seen, but about the struggle to see.' [extracted from Lux catalogue].

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