Alain Séchas

Palais de Tokyo

“Jurassic Pork II” is the second installment of Alain Séchas’s comic-book story of a cat named Siegfried “on the trail of Jurassic Pork” hidden deep in a forest. Viewers were given adjustable-beam flashlights to examine the story’s cartoon cels, which wallpapered a large, machine-fogged room in which the only other sources of illumination were the flashlight eyes of a big, black, bat-winged, polyester-resin prehistoric pig, suspended in the center of the room between white resin sculptures of Siegfried and a larger-than-life Artemis, goddess of the hunt, the wilderness, and wild animals.

Up to twenty visitors at a time could lamp-scan Séchas’s black-on-white, poster-size, impeccably cartooned scatological narrative of Siegfried’s encounters with real people and invented cats: Hermès, his cat guide; Salvador Dalí and Jacques Lacan like Scylla and Charybdis at the bed-ide of a feline

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