Carrie Perreault's "the promise that tomorrow made yesterday" is an installation comprised of approximately 40 rubber, latex, and gold glitter chickens between 30-45cm in length. The chickens are presented in the window in three tiers and mimic the displays of local BBQ chicken and duck restaurants often found in Southeast Asia, and in shop windows common in Toronto's own Chinatown.
These chickens hang from custom made hooks that fit around their necks and clasp between their legs, holding them in place, exposed and ready for public consumption. This work was created and explored in Cambodia where promises of a brighter tomorrow are made with the frequency and accuracy of horoscope predictions. (The artist is a Gemini born in the year of the Horse.)