Dachshunds for World Peace
If you’re not sure what to do this weekend, may we suggest watching 47 dachshunds replicate a meeting of the U.N.?
Oh yes. In Dachshund U.N., sculptor and installation artist Bennett Miller’s large-scale architectural installation and performance work, a four-level amphitheatre will be constructed in the forecourt of Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art. The structure will play host to a mock meeting of the U.N.’s Human Rights Council, where “47 specially recruited live dachshunds [will] engage in vigorous debate”.
Isn’t art the best? The project apparently examines the role of the United Nations as a risk management organisation, but we’re more interested to see how they manage to keep some semblance of order with 47 dogs in one place.
Dachshunds were chosen for the racial diversity that exists within the breed (nothing to do with their ability to sport a beret or kilt) and the dog-country pairing will be conducted at random to avoid insulting either party. (….)
Oh, and with three shows being staged and pooch substitutes required Miller is still on the lookout for participants, so if you’re the proud owner of a diplomatic dachshund that could hold its own on the (mini) world stage, get down to Dawes Point Reserve under the Harbour Bridge on Sunday, at 10am or 1pm.
Dachshund U.N. runs Saturday 2 June at 2pm and Sunday 3 June at 11am and 2pm, with each performance running for an hour.