The Suicidal Pig and Monkey in Pain

“Didem Erbaş is reversing the fable pattern in the work titled The Suicidal Pig and the Monkey in Pain and bestows the animals –“objects of compassion” for humans- the right to commit suicide and therefore the right to be independent creatures.” (Ahmet Ergenç, from “the Animal Side” Catalog)

Erbarme dich, mein Gott,
Um meiner Zähren willen!
Schaue hier, Herz und Auge
Weint vor dir bitterlich.
Erbarme dich, mein Gott. **

*Elias Canetti, Hayvanlar Üzerine, Sel Yayıncılık, 2011

** Johann Sebastian Bach, “Erbarme Dich”, 1728, Translation Source: (