The Story of The Pig2016   Color digital video with sound    8 min., 42 sec.



The Story of the Pig brings the viewer through to an absurd techno world where pigs adopt human-like debased actions, clicking photos of each other as they perform, breeding conformity and haplessly surrendering their freedom – They are destroyed by power in the first chapter (A world related to Aldous Huxley’s 1984) and self-destroyed by entertainment in the second chapter (A world related to George Orwell’s Brave New World) of the video. I appropriated the song “Fantastic Baby” from the Korean pop band BIGBANG, in which the pigs become infatuated with pop culture and ultimately become fans themselves of BIGBANG. BIGBANG’s “Boom Shakalaka” takes control of everything. The pigs lose their inner feeling and both their rational and creative spirit from a grotesque overdose of stimulation, entertainment and desire.

Naked pigs and the ruler on the altar

The witch

A pig with engraved marks on its face

Pigs in and out of the screen are both intensively mating

Pigs are fiercely mating

A pig is learning to sing Boom Shakalaka

Naked pigs and the ruler on the altar

Big Bang fans are amusing themselves to death

Little Pig singing Boom Shakalaka

Big Bang fans’ self-anesthetic lives

Big Bang singer singing

Pig’s erosion, vulnerability and madness

Pigs who are entertaining themselves in the castle

A Big Bang fan who has a pig head and a human body

The witch paying guitar and singing International

A Google-ing pig

Two pigs mating and singing Boom Shakalaka

The witch paying guitar and singing International

The witch paying guitar and singing International

A pig who was supposed to sing the song International but in the end singing Boom Shakalaka

The virus-like spread of Boom Shakalaka

The virus-like spread of Boom Shakalaka

The fierce Boom Shakalaka and the week International

The fierce Boom Shakalaka and the week International

Pop culture vs. Elite Art