One Black / One White
In One Black/One White a stationary camera documents the moment of two dogs being fed. The two performers – one white and one black dog from the same litter – go from bowl to bowl, together or alone, unsatisfied in their attempts for fulfilment and desire. They stick their heads in the other’s bowl; perhaps thinking their companion is getting the better deal. Finally, they nonchalantly walk off-frame licking their chops. Through the synchrony and repetition of the actions, which have the effect of a carefully rehearsed choreography, the neurotic behaviour of the dogs becomes a magnificent documentation of meaninglessness.
Courtesy of Gallery Virgil de Voldère, New York NY
Hung Chih Peng
TW 2001, 2:44 min