Jaimi Haycock’s Exhibit, ‘Chicken’ Curated by Siobhan Garrett.
JaImi Haycock, Year 3 Fine Arts, exhibited her work in Viewfinder. (Viewfinder is a video screen project in the window of the public library) Jami received many favorable reviews such as John Hurrell’s below.
“This amusing but vaguely disturbing looped video shows an attractively made up young woman (she wears bright red lipstick) tucking into a large chicken leg - using only her fingers and her teeth. It starts off with poise, dignity and restraint, but gradually becomes more abandoned as she starts to enjoy tearing flesh off the bone and chewing it up. However rather than celebrating being a carnivore, it seems more pointed, perhaps a paean to vegetarianism, with torn and gnawed bird sinews, peeling skin and slabs of fat gradually looking more and more disgusting. So this video (showing 24 hours a day) outside the central Auckland Public Library plays upon that sense of impropriety. We really peer into her mouth. And sometimes food falls out of it. She enjoys being messy. These are all interesting issues and Haycock has made a film containing much to be talked about.”