Christien Meindertsma: A pig in a hundred pieces



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Christien Meindertsma
Christien Meindertsma's website

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Prize winning publication
The project was exhibited in the Kunsthal in Rotterdam in 2008. PIG 05049 won the Index Award 2009 in the category play. It is still available at Amazon.

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Cotton production
Cotton is a soft, staple fiber that grows in a form known as a boll around the seeds of the cotton plant.

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Pork-free, halal cosmetics?
In Islamic culture eating pork is not allowed, because the pig is regarded as an unclean animal. Religiously correct food is a common norm in hotels, restaurants and other public places in Islamic cultures. We have also seen that toothpaste companies guarrantee that their product does not contain animal bone. Now also the first religiously correct cosmetics are being brought out on the market.

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‘Products are given an important value when we know where they came from, how they were made, the effort that has been involved’, states the Dutch designer Christien Meindertsma. 'The starting point for my projects is a particular place. A place is the location, the vegetation, the people and animals.'

Knowledge of raw materials and production processes was once localised. With the growth of industrialisation and globalisation this information has become ever more complex and unclear, leading to a disruption in our relationship to things. Christien Meindertsma (1980) wants to contribute to the transparancy of processes and enlarge knowledge of them.

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