Kevin Horan: Chattel: Porcine

What’s going on inside the pig mind?

“Anyone who spends time around these animals knows they have particular personalities. Can the camera let us see them? Or are we seeing the illusion that’s in all portraits? Pigs are uncanny – clearly a different order of beast from other farm animals. They’re so like us that they’re used in medical education, and their heart parts and lungs can be transplanted into humans. They share many diseases with us. They prefer a clean place to eat and sleep, unsoiled by feces and filth. They like to watch TV and drink beer, and given the opportunity, they grow fat and sedentary. Of all the animals we eat, they’re the only ones who will return the compliment.” Kevin Horan