The Jungle is a satirical, carnivalesque adaption of the 1906 novel of the same name written by Upton Sinclair, considered to be a classic ‘muckraking’ exposé on the dehumanising labour practices of the Chicago meat-packing industry. Sinclair’s novel is re-staged as a collection of performative objects which echo the artistic and political energies of the early 1900’s – a period of intense agitation, of extreme ideologies, of totalitarianism, but also of progressive legislation, of political pluralism and of grass-root actions. In short, a period eerily like our own.

For Noam Toran and in collaboration with Alexa Pollmann

Photographs by Oliver Wrobel