Th-th-th-that’s all folks
De Wilde’s 3d printed artwork represents a pig head which was turned into ground meat in a meat grinder. The artwork has taken ‘DNA’ from popular culture (e.g. Porky Pig) as well as from the art world making reference to “Peasants slaughtering a pig” by Flemish artist Pieter Breughel, the carcas paintings of Lovis Corinth and Chaim Soutine, Caspar Netscher (Slaughtered Pig ca. 1660–62), or even the tattooed pigs from Flemish artist Wim Delvoye. Pig slaughter is a tradition known in numerous European countries and regions. Traditional slaughtering have increasingly been replaced by industrial processing of animal (parts). The artwork is the result of digitally processed, and slaughtered, pig head (3d model).
*Porky Pig is an animated cartoon character in the Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons. He was the first character created by the studio to draw audiences based on his star power, and the animators created many critically acclaimed shorts using the fat little pig. He is known for his signature line at the end of each short, “Th-th-th-that’s all folks!” Porky’s most distinctive trait is a severe stutter, and that’s because his original voice actor, Joe Dougherty, also had a severe stutter. Dougherty voiced Porky for two years, but was fired when, ironically, he couldn’t get his stuttering under control. His speech was causing him to miss cues, which resulted in costly production delays for the studio. Again ironically, Porky Pig’s stuttering became its trademark.