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Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 15:00:43 +0100
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> DOG CARPETS - a project by Ondrej Brody & Kristofer Paetau
>  <http://www.brodypaetau.com/?page_id=119> Article in the popular daily
> newspaper 'Extra'
> On march 06, 2007 in La Paz, Bolivia
> DOG CARPETS (2007)
> A project by Ondrej Brody & Kristofer Paetau
> Museo Tambo Quirquincho
> La Paz, Bolivia
> Prague Biennale 3, Prague, Czech Republic
> Kressling Gallery, Slovakia
> www.gallerykressling.sk <http://www.gallerykressling.sk>
> Phone: +421 903 230 303
> Contact: Ondrej Brody & Kristofer Paetau
> brodypaetau  googlemail.com
> www.brodypaetau.com <http://www.brodypaetau.com/?page_id=119>
> DOG CARPETS - a project by Ondrej Brody & Kristofer Paetau (january - may
> 2007)
> Excerpt from an interview with Ondrej Brody and Kristofer Paetau by Kristofer
> Paetau, april2008.See full documentation at:
> http://www.brodypaetau.com/?page_id=119
> What is this project about?Ondrej: The dog carpets are essentially about
> society's hypocrisy. It questions the special status that dogs and cats have
> in our, western society. Although we can see that in China, despite the local
> culture and cuisine, the pet culture is on its rise as well. The Bolivian
> experience was about hypocrisy as well, but it involved on a larger and direct
> scale mechanisms and structures within the society.Kristofer: It's about the
> tradition of producing carpets with wild animals as a hunting fetish. But in
> this case we were using an inappropriate animal, a pet - and like this we
> wanted to question the values behind this tradition. Ondrej was speaking to me
> about this idea already before the Bolivia show, but when I got the
> opportunity to participate in that show I thought it would be interesting to
> realize the dog carpets there with Ondrej, mainly for three reasons: more
> adventure, lower production costs and the problem of street dogs in South
> America (in contrast to the beloved inhouse pet in North America and in most
> European countries).How did you proceed to realize the work and how important
> was the local context for realizing the work?Ondrej: The context is always
> important. In fact in comparison to most countries in Europe, in Bolivia (La
> Paz) there is a great concentration of street dogs. We were informed then,
> that there is a municipal company called Zoonosis which is in charge of
> hunting street dogs and dealing with animals within the city of La Paz. They
> catch about 100 dogs a week and execute them every friday noon. We were
> supposed to prepare a project that would take place in a city Museum called
> Museo Tambo Quirquincho. The communication with Zoonosis was relatively
> simple, since both institutions were run by the city. We requested to obtain
> 10 sacrificed dogs for our "installation". This seemed to be a perfect
> paradox. A hunting carpet from a dog that is being hunted by the
> society.Kristofer: The local context was striking: when we went out in the
> center of the city at night there were dogs all over the streets eating
> garbage. We discovered that there is a whole municipal organisation dealing
> with the problem of street dogs in La Paz. The municipal service Zoonosis is
> hunting for street dogs during night time and collecting the dogs in a kind of
> dog prison and then killing them, about 100 dogs every week. We went to visit
> Zoonosis and talked to them about our project and we also explained our
> project to the director of the Museo Tambo Quirquincho. She wrote a
> recommendation letter for us and with this letter we went to Zoonosis again
> and met with the director. He signed and gave us a small post-it to authorise
> us to get 10 killed dogs the following week...Excerpt from an interview with
> Ondrej Brody and Kristofer Paetau by Kristofer Paetau, april2008.See full
> documentation at: http://www.brodypaetau.com/?page_id=119
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