Danish photographer Per Johansen is behind the slightly nauseating, extremely thought-provoking photo series ‘Mæt’ (which translates to ‘Full’). Through his art, Johansen’s would like to inspire questions about animal rights, overconsumption, and questions of ethics and morality in the meat industry.
The series was put together by stuffing plastic containers and bottles with animal products such as chicken, eel, Vienna sausage links, and fish. The containers are a metaphor for the human stomach, claims Johansen, filled with meats that, upon first glance, are “seemingly aesthetic in perfect harmony…but if you take a closer look, the motifs are marked by something decadent, disgusting, and incarcerated.”
Below is a segment from the project info, written by Charlotte Kim Boed,
These grotesque images make the idea of “stuffing yourself silly” seem a lot less attractive.
[via Design Taxi]