Father-Son-Blue-Chicken-Radio Sacrifice (2016)
1 min 31 secs
A confrontation between father and son taken from Embeha’s film Masks in the Sun becomes a stage on which Gabriel’s ubiquitous figure of the “Blue Chicken” makes an appearance. With the Blue Chicken, Gabriel alludes to sacrifice in two senses: the first in that the chicken is the world’s most common sacrificial animal, and the second being the relation of the color blue to ritual sacrifice amongst the ancient Maya.
His use of the Blue Chicken is often in conjunction with a radio or radio station named Blue Chicken Radio, where angry men turn to mimic sounds of opinions.