I, the Dog of my Master is an animation that refers to a video taken with a mobile phone, in which a dog has been filmed throughout the course of a day. The artist has retraced each frame constituting that video, over a period of two years.
The artist has redrawn each frame constituting this video (1'58'' - 25 drawings for second) over a period of two years (2006 – 2008), focusing on the main subject and its gestures. Both camera movements and the animation technique used to retrace each image, contribute to enhance the cinematographic quality of the video and to spectacularize a personal everyday life moment.
TO LOOK AT THE ANIMATION (Viewing Copy):
The publication, curated by Cornelia Lauf, is published by MER.Paper Kunsthalle and consists of thirty-six preparatory sketches used for the making of I, the Dog of my Master.
The artist dedicates this volume to Wislawa Szymborska, “Monologue of a Dog Ensnared in History,” in Monologue of a Dog: New Poems, Translated by Clare Cavanagh and Stanislaw Baranczak. Harcourt: Orlando, Fla., 2005.
With the support of Wislawa Szymborska Foundation - Krakow, MER. Paper Kunsthalle, Mondriaan Fund, GoldenRuler.
Special acknowledgements to BIC - Europe and Università Iuav di Venezia.
The publication entered in 2016 the Wislawa Szymborska Foundation Archive - Krakow