The pig that therefore I am', the latest work by korean-american artist miru kim, is a collection of photographs that explores the transferring qualities of skin and the reasoned separation between humans and animals. The work, utilizes the largest organ of the human body to illustrate the striking similarities between beast and man, conveying the notion of being one with your surrounding through the sense of physical touch.
The images show kim among a hoard of three hundred pound pigs, fenced and confined in a large-scale industrial farm. The artist's form is often made indistinguishable through the use of dramatic lighting and deep shadows, further blurring the differentiating factor between human and animal, ultimately reducing her human identity among the masses.
'The pig that therefore I am' is showing at the doosan gallery in New York from 24 March to 23 April, 2011.
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