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Collector's Dog
2005
BY
PENG Hung-Chih
Collector's Dog
2005
single-channel-video
01 / 10

In the video installation, the viewer is presented with art collectors who have canine companions. A surveillance camera mounted on the art collector’s dog documents not only the animal’s meandering, but also catches bits of its owner’s description of artworks in the home.

This provides for a disorienting storyline, as the dog’s attention clearly is not driven by the collector’s narrative. The artistic centerpieces, giving the collector prestige and esteem from a human vantage point, immediately loose prominence when the site line is displaced a few feet closer to the floor. When seen from all fours, the experience of art becomes a much less elevating pursuit. (by Susan Lookofsky)

ARTISTS
30 artworks / 38 exhibition
Installation Art , Video Art , Painting
My artistic identity is no different than that of ordinary intellectuals in other disciplines, only it involves more artistic technique and aesthetic ability. I express common problems, just like a writer uses his pen to comment on current events, ...
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KEYWORDS
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PENG Hung-Chih, 2001, Video Art
PENG Hung-Chih, 2002, Installation Art
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PENG Hung-Chih, 1997, Installation Art
PENG Hung-Chih, 2001, Installation Art
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PENG Hung-Chih, 2007, Video Art
PENG Hung-Chih, 2006, Video Art