Pigs

2010 | 00:07:48 | United States | Color | Mono | 4:3 | DV video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Animals, Consumer culture

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A close-range look at pigs living on a farm in Las Vegas, Nevada. The pigs, individually and as a group, become a metaphor for humanity as they go from leisurely wallowing in the mud to the wildness of a feeding frenzy. In a key shot, a pig confronts the viewer with a prolonged, enigmatic stare, as if questioning the very nature of human/animal relationship.

“Marvelously abstract and perfectly concrete.”

-- The Jury of the 2011 Hong Kong International Film Festival

“Even more unnerving (…) is a painterly video by Pawel Wojtasik. With its Anselm Kiefer textures and Orwellian overtones, the film features a surging mass of exuberant pigs, knee-deep in mud and garbage bags (they’re fed rubbish from Las Vegas casinos).”

-- Anne Doran, Time Out New York

 

Prizes + Awards

Grand Prize, Short Film Category, Hong Kong International Film Festival, 2011

2nd Prize, Onion City Experimental Film & Video Festival, 2011

Premiere

New York Film Festival, Views from the Avant-Garde
New York, NY

Exhibitions + Festivals

Athens International Film/Video Festival, Athens, OH, 2012

Berlin International Film Festival, Forum Expanded, 2011

International House, Philadelphia, PA, 2011

Dallas Video Festival, 2012

 

58th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, 2012

Antimatter Underground Film Festival, 2012

Roots & Culture Community Art Center, March 11, 2012

Stuttgarter Filmwinter Wand (Germany), 2012