Beaufort 04

 
  • Cosmopolitan Chicken
  • Cosmopolitan Chicken
  • Cosmopolitan Chicken
  • Cosmopolitan Chicken
  • Cosmopolitan Chicken
  • Cosmopolitan Chicken
  • Cosmopolitan Chicken
  • Cosmopolitan Chicken
  • Cosmopolitan Chicken

Cosmopolitan Chicken

Beaufort Location: Church Square Sint-Antonius, Blankenberge

Koen Vanmechelen

°1965, Sint-Truiden, Belgium 

From childhood on Koen Vanmechelen was fascinated by chickens. In the extensive project The Cosmopolitan Chicken/ Red Jungle Fowl/ Archeology he attempts to obtain a cosmopolitan ‘super bastard’ by crossbreeding domesticated breeds of chickens from all over the world. This chicken will carry the genes of all chickens in the world and will constitute a new point of departure for a healthy, dynamic breed, as strong as the ‘Red Comb hen’, the primal chicken from the Himalaya. In the run at the village square of Blankenberge the two chickens with which Vanmechelen once started his project, were confronted with the symbolism of the church. There was also a pyramid in the square in which mouth-blown eggs were displayed. Accompanying billboards explained this remarkable project.