We're extremely proud to be one of only three UK partners of the Europe-wide IN SITU Network. In May 2018, in Hull, IN SITU members selected six pilot projects to collectively support from inception to touring. Six projects with a social consciousness, that address contemporary issues and are relevant in an international contest.
Each project reflects the artistic vision of IN SITU including, scale adaptability, accessibility to large audiences, involvement of local artistic collaborators, leaving a real visual or physical trace.
Pig by Kalaider (UK) is one of the six pilot project's chosen by members to support. You may remember it from Freedom Festival 2018.
Pig poses a playful dilemma in public space from the moment it is unveiled. The idea is simple, a transparent pig, about the size of a small car, is placed in a public space. Hanging inside the pig is an illuminated sign that reads “THIS IS A COMMUNITY FUND. YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE TO IT IF YOU LIKE, AND WHEN YOU’VE AGREED HOW TO SPEND IT YOU CAN SPEND IT. #THEPIG”
In 2018, Pig toured in Norwich (UK) at Norfolk & Norwich Festival, in Terschelling at Oerol Festival (The Netherlands), in Moss presented by Østfold Kulturvikling (Norway), in Hull at Freedom Festival (UK), in Marseille at Travellings Festival (France), in Dundee at National Theatre of Scotland (UK).
You can follow Pig's journey on www.pigzine.com, an online magazine produced by young, local reporters that unscientifically document Pig as it travels around the world.
As an IN SITU pilot project, Pig has been chosen as the main project to be explored and evaluated along its European journey. At each stopover, from 2018 to 2020, IN SITU evaluation partner On The Move will collect impressions and feedbacks on the different experiences triggered by its presence. By 2020, a final evaluation document will analyse, comment and draw conclusions from these experiences.
Pig, an IN SITU Pilot project, has received a creation aid by the ACT project, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. The co-producers are Atelier 231 (FR), Festival di Terni (IT), Freedom Festival (UK), La Strada Graz (AT), Lieux publics (FR), Norfolk & Norwich Festival (UK), Østfold kulturutvikling (NO), Oerol Festival (NL), Theater op de Markt (BE), UZ Arts (UK).
You can read more about the project on Kaleider's website.