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THE PIG PARK AND OTHER EXPERIMENTS

A free display in The Nook
March 1 - June 3

Details

Start:
March 1
End:
June 3
Time:
Usual opening times
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Venue

The Museum of English Rural Life
The Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road
Reading, Berkshire RG1 5EX United Kingdom
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A black and white image of a small, felt pig with a strip of fabric pluming from its mouth, resembling smoke. It is for a display about pigs.

What makes a good life…for a pig?

Andrea Roe’s recent artworks focus on pigs and their behaviour. They are the result of working at Scotland’s Rural College, where she explored the nature of animal consciousness.

In CARNEVALE: Objects Designed for Pigs, Andrea collaborated with artist Cath Keay to create play objects which might appeal to both humans and pigs. The pigs were filmed exploring these objects at Easter Howgate Farm and feature as part of the display at the MERL.

Accompanying the display are copies of the newspaper publication CARNEVALE, which documents how pigs interacted with the play objects for the first time in April 2017.