Its Feathers Shine (2015)
A gold-feathered birdSings in the palm, without human meaning,Without human feeling, a foreign song.
You know then that it is not the reasonThat makes us happy or unhappy.
The bird sings. Its feathers shine.
W. Wallace - 'On Mere Being'
‘Its feathers shine’ is a photographic project digging in to the complex relation we have with a particular category of feathered animals: poultry. Although animals mainly bred for food, but also judged in aesthetic competitions, these birds perfectly symbolised the articulated and often contradictory relation between the Human and the Animal. I used my camera to depict this complex relation, photographing in different realities around UK, as poultry farms and poultry shows, and using different strategies to create a project that narrates the bond between humans and birds, between Us and the Other.