OINK! (installation)

Featuring interviews recorded in Los Angeles and Berlin in 2019/20, this experimental short documentary offers a portrait of gay men who in different ways relate to the gay “pig” sexual imaginary. The film provides insight into their experiences of identity, masculinity, community, belonging, sexual pleasure and intimacy, as they are co-shaped and framed by 21st-century media.

This is a looping 21-min multi-channel room-scale installation, requiring 3 projectors in the centre of the room projecting onto walls or screens, with 5.1 surround sound audio. This can be run from a laptop or DVD. There is an additional ‘glory hole’, a small Raspberry Pi device with a 3.5-inch screen, independent of the main projection. 

Director: Rob Eagle
Producer: João Florêncio
Cinematographer: Rufai Ajala
Editor: Liz Rosenfeld
Music: Liam Byrne
5.1 Sound Mix: Dominic Deane
Colour Grading: Jack Offord
Assistant Producer: Ben Miller

OINK! is one of the outcomes of the research project “Masculinities and the Ethics of Porosity in ‘Post-AIDS’ Gay Porn” (2019/2021), led by Dr João Florêncio (University of Exeter) and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council through a Leadership Fellows grant.