Operation Easy Burger / Speculative Crime Scene Reconstruction
A smuggler is detained at Heathrow airport carrying only a bank account number and a human wisdom tooth. The investigation leads to a fast-food restaurant in a foreign city that produces in vitro meat in a factory onsite. During the raid the detectives discover that this factory is not operating as it should, and the staff are instead using the equipment to produce another, more valuable product....
We currently view synthetic meat as something repulsive and alien, and yet the potential environmental benefits (and eventually the economic ones) it provides will undoubtedly drive the need and acceptance of this technology. Operation Easy Burger proposes a possible consequence of the industrialisation of in vitro meat production told as a piece of detective fiction.
The project is presented through two reconstructions of the raid.
Year / 2013