8th April 2017
“Diva the Dog”
– A sharing of work by Clara Saito after her 4bid study-time residency at 4bid gallery, OT301
Diva is a dog. The dog is the artist performing Diva for a month. Caretakers were able to volunteer to take Diva for walks in a place of their choice. During this month a camera followed these characters in their different habitats.
This experiment generated questions about productivity and instincts—in addition to sticks and holes. But is a dog’s existence then about questioning?
In this presentation you can have a glimpse of Diva’s everyday life through texts, videos and favorite objects that they destroyed on their journey.
Concept and performance: Clara Saito, Camera: Deniz Buga, Video: Clara Saito in collaboration with Deniz Buga and Matias Daporta
Thanks to Kubus, my little teacher who taught me precious dog secrets, Christian Greer, Frederick Rodrigues, Katerina Bakatsaki and specially all the caretakers for accepting the challenge.
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