Originally Commissioned by HOME for One to One Salon series, London, January 2005
The piece emerged out of pig biopsies I have made from piggy bodies in the large animal facility in University of Western Australia as part of my research in tissue culturing skin whilst at SymbioticA.
Each of these pig I have seen killed, taken skin form and then cultivated it in the laboratory. Making a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. Lace out of flesh.
The pigs are standing in my stead, my body, as eventually I will work from a biopsy of my flesh.
One female pig carcass
One female human body
The two move together very slowly over the course of several hours
Audience members enter the space one at a time for 10 minutes.
The are invited to touch the human animal and non-human animal
First they are instructed to put on a pair of latex gloves and then to spray ethanol onto the gloves.
They are also reminded that they can just look and stay a while.
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inthewrongplaceness HOME 2005