THE MISSING PIG | 2022
Ultra short throw Projector, 90*15mm Petri dishes, 3D print objects
Trained StyleGAN2-ADA-Pytorch model and Pix2pixHD
Datasets were collected from different kinds of pictures of pigs online and terms for pigs in different languages. Those images online have been selected and filtered many times by human desire. In the experiment, the algorithm creates new images and a new language for pigs. Similar to LGM(lab-grown meat), it was created by technology without the presence of any animals, and it separates the concept of the pig from the context of meat. This work discusses the erasure of pig physically and their absence in our psychological minds.
The missing pig installation
The In Vitro Meat Cook Book.
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