pigs! Hardly any animal has followed the development of Homo sapiens as closely as the pig. While dogs, cats and horses have always been partners in a deeply romanticized relationship with us, the pig always played the role of an unclean farm animal. What’s more, Pig functioned as a cheap embodiment of filthy inferior and snarling evil. In particular, his piggy sociable nature is deeply similar to ours. So pigs seem far and near to us at the same time. And even modern cultural studies have long recognized that pigs sometimes even appear as our doppelgangers. However, they are not human doubles, but rather ambassadors of something strange and uncanny that, hidden and repressed, nests in the unlit corners of every human being.
In a multimedia installation, eight artists act and reflect live, in attraction and repulsion, fusion and contradiction, stylistic break and elegance, the human in the pig and vice versa. Beyond the boundaries of taste and genre, the question arises: who is who?
In addition to the PIGWISE shows from June 3rd to 7th, there will be a PIGWISE SPECIAL on June 5th. In the approximately 20-minute forensic decomposition film PIG, Mirko Borscht meets Jörg Buttgereit and Mark Benecke.
The performative installation is accessible from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Secure entry is only possible for firmly booked time slots.
10 euros / reduced 8 euro
Tickets can now be booked in our online ticket shop. Remaining tickets are available at the box office.
Mirko Borscht // curation, video
Holger Kuhla // Dramaturgy
Lisa Fütterer // Room
Romy Cameroon // vocals
Aktomis (Jo Flüeler) // Composition
Ichi Go // Dance
Jessika-Katharina Möller-Langmaack // Acting
Yaroslav Schwarzstein // painting, objects
Christian Beck // Installation
+ Joker (pig cuddles)
Funded by a research grant from the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe, Capital Cultural Fund. Co-produced by Kunstfest Weimar.
Produced by YMUSIC GmbH:
Eric Nikodym // Production Manager
Wiebke Wesselmann // production coordination
Felix Seidel // Technical Management