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We unscientifically document Pig, an art production by Kaleider, as it travels around the world.

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Two people about 50 meters away are reading the sign inside Pig.

Another person approaches them and says: ‘I need money for medicine. Even a little bit would help’.

They respond: ‘We don’t have cash sorry’.

The person walks away.

The two people continue to talk about it: ‘So we have to unscrew it and lift off the lid? That’ll take too long’.

They leave. The money stays inside.

PLACCC, Budapest, Hungary – 2022

Observer 1 [to Pig]: “If St. Gallen wins today, I’ll come give you 1,000 francs!”

Observer 2: “Please, let us win Pig-god!”

auawirleben, Bern, Switzerland – 15/05/2022

Ein älteres Paar.

Beobachter*in 1: “Was isch das?”

Beobachter*in 2: “Das isch eh – eh lueg jetzt isch das e grossi Sou?”

Sie halten an.

Beobachter*in 1: “Nei Berti, das isch doch es Schaf.”

Beobachter*in 2: “Nei lueg doch de Schwanz u d Ohre, dasch nid es Schaf.”

Beobachter*in 1: “Ds isch es Schaf, ganz klar.”

An elderly couple.

Observer 1: “What’s this?”

Observer 2: “That’s – oh look, is it a big pig?”

They stop.

Observer 1: “No Berti, that’s a sheep, isn’t it?”

Observer 2: “No look, the tail and the ears. That’s not a sheep.”

Observer 1: “It’s a sheep, that’s for sure.”

auawirleben, Bern, Switzerland – 13/05/2022

[Opening 65]

Beobachter*in 1: “Zum Nägeli machä und vilicht für -“

Beobachter*in 2: “Oh mein Gott Auti ig choufe mir die Ohrringe vo geschter.”

Beobachter*in 1: “Ja klar machs.”

Beobachter*in 2: “Chum mir müesse zähle.”

Beobachter*in 1: “Schwöre, ds isch dr Bewis. Mini Lehrer u aui gloube immer ig bi dumm. Aber ig bi eigentlich clever und echt, das isch eifach so dr Bewis […] Das isch mis Jahreshighlight.”

Observer 1: “For nails and maybe -“

Observer 2: “Oh my god girl I am going to buy the earrings from yesterday.”

Observer 1: “Oh yeah let’s do this.

Observer 2: “C’mon we have to count it all.”

Observer 1: “I swear this the evidence. My teachers and everyone always think I am stupid. But to be honest I am clever and for real, this is the proof […] I swear, this is the highlight of my year.”

auawirleben, Bern, Switzerland – 12/05/2022

Beobachter*in 1: “Es ish komish, wöu i gseh das geld und i chönntis use neh, aber i me nid die ganze schrube ufschrüüblä. I gloub nid dasi da lust druf ha.

Beobachter*in 2: “Ja und d lüüt würde sicher ou starre, ds wär ou komish. I chönnt ds geld scho bruche, aber i möcht nid das anderi lüüt das wüsse.

Observer 1: “It’s a weird thing. I see this money and I could take it, I would like to have it. Yet the thought of having to unscrew all these nuts… I don’t think that I’m bothered.”

Observer 2: “Yeah and people would be watching… It’s weird. I could use the money, but I don’t want people to know that.”

auawirleben, Bern, Switzerland – 08/05/2022

Family of four. One is taking a picture.

Observer 1: “Don’t tell me you’re going to post that on Instagram.”

Observer 2: “Uhm, why not? It looks so cool.”

Observer 1: “I think it’s political. I don’t know if I like it.”

Observer 2: “It’s just a pig, Mum!”

auawirleben, Bern, Switzerland – 08/05/2022

Two Observers look at Pig and take pictures of it. They enter Starbucks, place their order and ask the barista if they know what it is.

Barista: “Those are my extra tips for today of course!”

Observers laugh.

Barista: “No, I’m not actually sure. I see people setting it up every day, but I haven’t looked at it very closely.”

Observer: “You can put money in and if everyone agrees you can also take money out, we think. But we only put some in. We don’t think you can take money out because no way everyone is going to agree what to spend it on…”

Barista: “Everyone has to agree? Who is everyone? The people who own it?”

Observer: “We don’t know who everyone is.”

auawirleben, Bern, Switzerland – 08/05/2022

Observer 1: “Are they serious?”

Observer 2: “It’s aua [auawirleben Theatre Festival] I think, so you can never know. It probably is.”

auawirleben, Bern, Switzerland – 08/05/2022

Observer 1: “So we just take some money out?”

Observer 2: “No, of course not, this is not meant for us.”

Observer 1: “You are so boring, we could get free lunch.”

auawirleben, Bern, Switzerland – 08/05/2022

Four observers are standing around Pig and talking to each other in sign language. Pigzine notes that they’re talking about which parts of Pig they’d want to barbecue. One Observer jokingly holds their bank card in the slot, but doesn’t drop it.

auawirleben, Bern, Switzerland – 07/05/2022

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