A Trespass of Swine

the Porkopolis blog

Considerations of humanity and hogritude, because an insufficiency of pigs is one of the great faults of all that the gods have made manifest to man.


The Sow’s Purse Occasional Video Series will try to root up, save and present overlooked and ambiguously promoted videos that concern pigs. Porkopolis will fetch the old and new, fat and lean and feature them here for another look.

Porciphone by Max Vandervorst

Max Vandervorst created the Porciphone, a musical instrument that utilizes a set of tuned PVC tubes into which Vandervorst squeezes ubber squeaky pigs to grunt into them.

Bob Dylan - pig pen

When you see Bob Dylan and a man in a coon-skin cap. And they’re both over by the pig pen. And they want all your money. Then you’ve got the subterranean homesick blues…

PIG 05049

In this TED Talk, Dutch artist Christien Meindertsma, author of “Pig 05049” looks at the astonishing afterlife of the ordinary pig, parts of which make their way into at least 185 non-pork products, from bullets to artificial hearts.

A random image of a pig, hog, boar or swine from the collection at Porkopolis.