One of the most docile creatures other than man is a dog, and in this case the diseased hund is a suggestive symbolical reference.

 

Roles of power are explored in this work. The artist determinds the action of the subject through the use of video editing. The animal is manipulated into a constant state of scratching whilst an upbeat, uplifting piece of music is played, creating a dog dancing in its own misery.

 

The second part of the video introduces text, stating "This is a man" and continues to describe a series of actions that the man performs. This leaves the spectator to question the relationship between image and given text.

Exhibited throughout the UK

 

Created by Andreas Constantinou

A Dog Called Discourse

2004