Is it art, or is it a woman hugging a dead pig for publicity:
Kira O’Reilly will provide her own answer today by spending four hours naked, hugging a dead pig – at the taxpayer’s expense.
The controversial Irish performance artist will invite one person at a time to watch her sit in a specially-constructed set and perform a ‘crushing slow dance’ with the carcass in her arms.
She claims the bizarre exhibition is an attempt to ‘identify’ with the pig, which she cuts with a knife during the show.
I tend towards thinking it’s all about the self-publicity myself. But then I’m somewhat cynical.
Steve at Outside the Beltway seems to think much the same. He has, however, put his thinking cap on and come up with a suggestion as to how Kira could really learn how to identifying with the dead pig:
My first thought upon reading that was, “Wouldn’t she identify better with the pig if she were butchered in a similar manner?” Now that would be an example of one willing to go the distance for one’s art.
I can’t fault the logic of Steve’s suggestion.
Personally, though, I’d prefer if she tried to identify with a live pig. Perhaps she could visit a petting farm.