Esgtrogen Farms is a fictional company that raises genetically modified chickens that produce ovulation hormones in their egg whites. The eggs are marketed towards women who are either trying to get pregnant, or work as egg donors for the fertility industry. The slogan reads, "One egg a day is the fertility way." The project highlights a connection between women and chickens as raw commodities for the biotech industry, performing ways in which women are targeted for bio-consumerism. What is the rhetoric and imagery used in birth management products? Moreover, as avian transgenic technologies become further developed, is it possible to imagine a confluence of the poultry industry with the pharmaceutical health industry? The project is inspired by subRosa's Cultures of Eugenics document made in 2009. In the pamphlet, the cyberfeminist art collective compared women and chickens, the harvesting of their eggs as raw commodities for biotech research.
THE MOVIE CHICKEN TEAM
PRODUCER & ANIMATOR: Benjamin Berman
DRONE VIDEOGRAPHY: Christian von Stackelberg
ACTRESS & SCRIPT EDITOR: Melinda Green
ACTOR: David Nicholson
Location and chickens generously provided by
Chick Chalet Chicken Rentals by David and Carolyn