The Friend Feeders (Friends + Enemies)
The Friend Feeders is an animated diptych, and part of a suite of projects for the UK entitled Friends + Enemies. Larger-than-life, each panel depicts a person who appears to be supporting a host of animals: the man on the left supports native species in Northern England; the woman on the right, an ethnic version of Mother Nature, is fodder for invasive species. The animation cycles through four seasons in Northern England, including summer and nocturnal visitors and year-round denizens. The work makes our favoritism literal, giving our own bodies up as food to support the species in question.
Project Type: Animation, Exhibited Project
Tags: invasive_species, environment, England, animation