PIG poses a playful dilemma in public space from the moment it is unveiled. The idea is to make a transparent pig, about the size of a small car, placed in a public space. Hanging inside the pig is an illuminated sign that reads “THIS IS A COMMUNITY FUND. YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE TO IT IF YOU LIKE, AND WHEN YOU’VE AGREED HOW TO SPEND IT YOU CAN SPEND IT. #THEPIG”
In 2018, Pig toured in Norwich (UK) at Norfolk & Norwich Festival, in Terschelling at Oerol Festival (The Netherlands), in Moss presented by Østfold Kulturvikling (Norway), in Hull at Freedom Festival (UK), in Marseille at Travellings Festival (France), in Dundee at National Theater of Scotland (UK). You can follow it on www.pigzine.com, an online magazine produced by young reporters tha unscientifically document Pig as it travels around the world.
As an IN SITU Pilot project, Pig has been chosen as the main project to be looked at and evaluated along its European journey. At each stopover, from 2018 to 2020, IN SITU evaluation partner On The Move will collect impressions and feedbacks on the different experiences triggered by its presence. By 2020, a final evaluation document will analyse, comment and draw conclusions from these experiences.
Discover the PIG tour diary by Seth Honnor here.