Explaining Dialogical Practice to Pigs.

In preparation for sourcing a pig for my performance Meeting Bacon, I began to meet with farmers in my area. When I tried to explain to them what I was doing was art, I was often met with severe confusion. It occurred to me that what I was trying to explain to farmers was similar to Joseph Beuys’ How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare. In response I explained dialogical practice to the pigs that I would later turn into bacon and feed to others.