This Little Piggy will explore mankind’s love/loathing relationship to swine. With local breeders, the artist will adopt five piglets in ham-producing regions of the world (Italy, Spain, France, China and the U.S.) and follow them from stable to table. Each pig’s life, documented by video and celebrated in a cookbook, ends in a dinner cooked with local chefs. The project culminates in a multichannel video projection of these meals.

Follow the project on Twitter @thispliglet. 

This Little Piggy is funded in part by Creative Capital Foundation

The French Piggy is generously hosted by Kate Hill and Kitchen at Camont.

Elaine Tin Nyo is a conceptual artist with a kitchen and a studio in Harlem. Ms. Tin Nyo translates the tradition of genre painting into new media. Using performance, video, photography, cooking and writing, she reframes the everyday rituals of food and its preparation so we may reflect on the inherent beauty and value of the seemingly unimportant moments of our lives. In addition to her visual arts background, she has learned at the side of home cooks and restaurant chefs on three continents.  She has received project support from Creative Capital, the Bronx Museum, Seoksu Art Project, Franklin Furnace, and The Phillips Collection, among others. Her photographs, food, videos, installations, and performances have been presented at museums internationally. 


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