• Artist
    Catherine E. Bell
  • Title
    This little piggy ... Fades to pink
  • Date of Production
    2003
  • Medium
    Video stills from a performance documented on video
  • Dimensions
  • Credit Details
    Courtesy the artist and Sutton Gallery, Melbourne

Catherine E Bell - This Little Piggy...Fades to Pink


Thursday, August 23, 2012 - Sunday, October 07, 2012, 6:00 PM - LATE

Lydiard Street Project Window
Admission: Free


"I hate you when mummy's here and I love you when she's not".

Catherine Bell's experience as a nanny crushed her  romantic perception of the profession, that had been magically ingrained from childhood films such as Mary Poppins.

The artist, wearing chainmail creates a real and symbolic barrier to intimacy, piglets replace babies in scenes of nursing, shaving and washing. There is a dark undercurrent in each scene - it is no accident that the chainmail is that of the slaughter house. The work creates an insightful exploration of normalcy and deviance in relation to the position of care givers in our society.

This Little Piggy... Fades to Pink explores the taboos of motherhood and the strangely detached relationships that can develop out of convenience.

No animals were harmed in the making of this video.