Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Makes Perfect Sense To Me

Many years ago a friend - well a former friend, and I'm sure you'll understand why -  gave me a book called Weiner Dog Art.  This friend former friend seemed to find the idea of the noble Dachshund as art a great source of amusement.  Now granted some of Gary Lawson's drawings and cartoons featuring "weiner dogs" did rather poke fun at the mighty Badger Hound but he was allowed as he owned several and understood fully the refinement and intelligence of the Bassotto and that they could take a joke as well as the next breed.

Now it appears that the Tekkel has been elevated to the level of performance art in an installation by Australian artist Bennett Miller.  His Dachshund U.N. first appeared at the Melbourne Next Wave Festival back in 2010 where 47 splendid specimens of Jamniki engaged in vigorous debate as they enacted the roles of representatives to the U.N. Commission on Human Rights. The Commission has since reconvened in Sydney, Birmingham and are heading to Toronto for the 2013 World Stage Festival at Harbourfront.

It was mentioned in many quarters that los Perros salchichas were better behaved - the odd accident apart - and frankly made more sense than many of their human counterparts.  I have no trouble believing that for a minute!

1 comment:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

So is the artist saying that the United Nations has gone to the dogs? Cute video!