Dachshund UN confirmed 31st March
Dachshund U.N will take place at 1 p.m., Saturday 31 March 2012 in Oozells Square, Birmingham
The performance is free and will last approximately 40 minutes.
Venue: Oozells Square (outside Ikon Gallery www.ikon-gallery.co.uk)
Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2HS
Fierce Festival, Birmingham’s premier festival of live art and performance are currently recruiting 60 dachshunds from across the West Midlands to participate in a piece of live art to be performed in a central location in Birmingham during the festival (29 March- Sunday 8 April 2012)
For Bennett Miller’s ‘Dachshund U.N.’ A scaled replica of the former United Nations office in Geneva will be set up to hold a meeting of the Commission of Human Rights. Each of the 47 nations will be represented by an individual dachshund. The piece is a playful (and often chaotic!) comment on the aspirations of the Commission of Human Rights, and our capacity as humans to imagine and achieve a universal system of justice. Australian artist Miller chose dachshunds as a group as there is so much variety within the breed, representative of the diversity of the human race.
Footage of the 2010 performance in Melbourne can be seen here and is a must see for dachshund fans!: http://tinyurl.com/DachshundFierce
Miller has worked with dachshunds in his past work and will start meeting dogs from Monday 5 December. Dachshunds of all types are needed for the performance.
Those who are interested in participating in the project should email firstname.lastname@example.org
More information on Fierce Festival can be found here: http://www.wearefierce.org/