Thursday, June 10, 2010

dachsund u.n.

Oh my gosh, is this not the cutest thing ever? Australian artist, Bennett Miller, has built a scale replica of a former U.N. office in the Melbourne Museum plaza...only instead of human delegates he uses live dachsunds. His performance piece acts as a "meditation on the utopian aspirations of the Commission on Human Rights, and our capacity as humans to imagine and achieve a universal system of justice."

According to Miller, he chose dachsunds for their similarities to humans: "They have their own racial diversity - black, brown, red. Also, even though they're restricted in their movement, they are quite determined and proud."

I would give anything to see them during one of their performances! And how funny is it that some of the dogs even look like the actual representatives from each country?! See more photos here.

P.S. I like how the US 'rep' is looking extra chubs...figures :)


Nicole said...

Haha! This is hilarious! Thanks for sharing!!

Alice said...

Heehe what a great find! U.S. is looking a bit chubbs :P

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