/ mixed media installation: male and female live pigs printed
in false English and Chinese scripts, books.
work consists of a performance by two live breeding pigs.
These two pigs are introduced to an enclosed exhibition
area filled with books in different languages. Unreadable
characters are printed all over the bodies of the two pigs.
The print on the male pig resembles written English and
the print on the female pig resembles Chinese. During the
performance the two animals begin to mate inside the exhibition
first time this piece was performed an unexpected relationship
between the spectator and the spectacle was revealed. Before
the exhibition, everyone was worried about the modesty the
performing animals would feel before an audience and whether
it would prevent them from committing the crucial act. During
the show, however, it was the audience who felt embarrassed
while the pigs made love with great abandon.
installations have been used to present this performance.
When the performance is staged with live animals, the artist
goes to great pains to select pigs that will be prepared
to mate on cue. It can be performed inside or outside.
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