Pigpen – Saeborg

A person in a brightly coloured latex farm girl outfit embraces a person in a pink latex pig outfit.
Sat Mar 19 - Sun Mar 27

Pigpen – Saeborg

A giant latex pig gives birth to a litter of scrambling, human-sized piglets, desperate to suckle and feed – UK Premiere

Japanese artist Saeborg presents the UK premiere of Pigpen; a giant nursing mother pig bound for the production line. Pigpen is part of the wider Slaughterhouse series, overlapping ideas of gender and the artificially controlled processes of animal husbandry.

Saeborg started their career creating custom latex pieces for Department H (a queer Tokyo-based kink party) in the early 2000’s.

In her work she often fashion’s latex costumes, suits and giant inflatables that she wears for wild live performances. A frequent image for Saeborg is the image of breeding livestock; a number of human-sized piglets suckle at the teats of the sow. Though the performers inside no longer look like human female bodies, they act as a powerful metaphor for the way women’s bodies are often seen as sites of production.
Pigpen was first performed in Japan in 2016 and has since toured to Dark Mofo (Tasmania) and the Athens Biennale (Greece).


Sat 19th March – 6pm – 9pm.
Tickets available via Eventbrite.


The exhibition is viewable by sign-up only.
Please confirm attendance by booking a slot on Eventbrite.

Sun 20th March – CLOSED
Monday 21st March – CLOSED
Tues 22nd March – 1pm – 4pm
Weds 23rd March – 1pm – 4pm
Thursday 24th March 2022 – 1pm – 4pm
Friday 25th – 1pm – 8pm
Saturday 26th – 10am – 8pm
Sunday 27th – 10am – 4pm


Saeborg will take part in a panel talk following our screening of Queer Japan at our Queer Japan Event.


Age Guidance: 14yrs+
The production contains depictions of animal birth and slaughter.


SeeSaw has a pavement outside with a curb. The building has a flat entrance, but has 3 steps at the foyer. There is a disability lift next to the stairs. There are 3 lifts in the building, 2 of which go down to the basement. There are accessible toilets on every floor.


Presented by Submerge at SEESAW.
Kindly supported with funding by The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, Daiwa Foundation and University of Sheffield.



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