A herd of Heck cattle acts as moving images. The breed originated from an attempt to bring the extinct aurochs back to life in 1930’s Germany; a de-domestication project in search of an animal’s ‘true form’. The remaining cattle now exist as self replicating sculptural objects, inspired by an ideological dream of nature.
In the south of England, a farmer is rearing Heck as photographic objects, a reflection of a post-Fordist economy where the image of an animal is more valuable than its flesh. The cattle is treated as both mould and model in the resurrection and construction of the form of a beast.