In October 2016, LUCY - Peel Petuum Mobile was presented for the first time at the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven with . A food truck; the LUCY BOAR, tells the story about LUCY; a biodiverse pig that is born out of the collaboration between artist Koen Vanmechelen and pig farmers Heyde Hoeve.
LUCY is a unique pig, named after the archetypal mother of humankind. LUCY, a mythical beast in the making, blends her wild genes with those of many other pig breeds. Sired by an American industrial pig and a wild boar as a Hungarian mother, LUCY stands at the intersection of biology, anthropology, economics, art, philosophy and sociology. She tells a vital story about democratic and sustainable food, about food economy and respect for life.
In her diversity, LUCY reduces the distance between human and animal nature. She embodies the natural interaction with other animals whom the human animal seeks out, out of curiosity and his desire for companionship, for food, for warmth. Various species that for millennia have been fellow travelers into an unknown future.
You can experience how LUCY is rooting her way through life, at the show stable of the pig farmers of Heyde Hoeve. LUCY, however, is determined to see the world herself. She travels in a food truck constructed by artist Koen Vanmechelen, a hot dog stand on wheels. The LUCY DOG tells her story; it is food for the brain and the stomach. Know what you eat, knowledge is the food of the soul.
LUCY was developed by Koen Vanmechelen and Heyde Hoeve. The Foodmonkeys created culinary hot dogs based on the concept. The collaboration is part of the project FoodLabPeel in which ZLTO bkkc and Peel Network collaborate to develop new perspectives on intensive farming in The Peel, Eindhoven (NL).
more information about LUCY, the LUCYBOAR and our partners on www.lucyboar.be