2012 Feature Artist: Miru Kim
The Pig That Therefore I Am
Snap! is thrilled to announce that lauded New York-based photographer Miru Kim (known best for her celebrated Naked City Spleen project) will be joining us at Snap! 2012 to share images of her latest photo series The Pig That Therefore I Am, a surprising, and at times disturbing, collection of images depicting Kim’s naked form skin-to-skin with 300-pound pigs caged on a industrial farm. The series seeks to illustrate and push the thin boundary that separates human from beast. By exploring shared sensation and physical connection through the largest organ of the body, Kim seeks to illustrate the more Buddhist perspective that all living things are connected via circular life force.
Here is a behind the scenes video of Kim at work on her disquieting The Pig That Therefore I Am project:
Meet Miru Kim in person at the Opening Night of Snap!’s “Urban Wild” exhibition. She will also be leading one of our Saturday lectures at Orlando Museum of Art (OMA). For exhibition tickets and lecture passes, click here.