chickenssuit / erni
Wanna change your life? Wanna be loved? Fit for the chickenssuit? Welcome to the glorious world of ERNI the chicken! Get yourself this piece of freedom and be loved with the one and only, world wide patented CHICKENSSUIT and forget about DADAism – believe in GAGAism!!!
“A gadget that no one needs but everyone wants to have”, the chickenssuit.com website promises no more and no less than a “piece of freedom”. chickensSuit® will outfit the old, familiar house chicken, and future clothes will naturally be offered as flags of various countries including knitted, camouflage, swim suit and hair fur. Part of the campaign that had it’s kick off at the WORLD EXPO in aichi, japan with a chickenssuit catwalk on conveyer belts, is the film ERNI. Chicken ERNI wears different suits at particularly impressive viennese sights including the Gloriette and the Golden Hall of the MUSIKVEREIN in Vienna. In this venue, representing hardcore conservativism Honetschläger puts ERNI on stage in a Japanese chickenssuit, while the VIENNA CHOIR BOYS are twittering a Turkish folk song (the artists hint against Europe’s denial to integrate turkey into the EU). With chickenssuit®, edgar honetschläger exposes the alleged “world community” as a tough world market, in which only those succeed who consume.
7 min, hdv/digi beta
actors: yukika kudo, keiko kudo, kazuto taguchi, erni the chicken, vienna choir boys
editor: petra zöpnek
line producer diego donnhofer
producer com institute tokyo / mokka vienna / edoko institute Vienna
co-production with willi mahringer
premiere at world expo japan / locarno film festival