Visitor (2019) installation and video piece, accompanied by performance Licking and Digging (2019) with Lucia Coppola for the Pets opening 7/12/19.

 

“In his video work Gast (2004), John Bock created an obstacle for his rabbit, the work referencing Joseph Beuy's How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare (1965). The obstacle course created has been inspired by this lineage.”

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The text that the performers read is taken from online forums, where people have been discussing the issues and general situations that they find their dogs in. The text has then been adapted from the humans perspective to that of the dogs. The performers then embody this text as dogs.