Leitmotif

Reason as the Leading Motive

Identifying with a Pig

Posted by Jerry on August 21, 2006

To me, this story exemplies the extreme insanity that modern “art” has arrived at.

As I read the story, I just imagined what a malevolent sense of life this naked woman must have to spend four hours hugging and slicing open a dead pig in the name of “art.” I thought specifically about the philosophical and moral decay and bankruptcy that is being represented by this dead pig and the naked woman.

The woman claims that her performance “is an attempt to ‘identify’ with the pig, which she cuts with a knife during the show.” Further she says, “When I cut pig I have an urge to delve both hands into the belly, to meld into her warm flesh, my blood and her blood.”

The performance is billed as a “slow crushing dance with a pig for one at a time.”

[via Noodlefood]

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