I, the Dog of my Master
MER.Paper Kunsthalle, Ghent
Concept and Design
Studio Luc Derycke with Diego Tonus
Limited edition of 200 signed and numbered copies (Books and Posters).
Hard Cover / 40 pages / 30,5 x 22 cm
Paper: Arctic Volume White 115g/m2
Typeface: Dante by G. Mardersteig and C. Malin
ISBN 978 94 9177 594 9
This book consists of thirty-six preparatory sketches used for the making of I, the Dog of my Master, an animation that refers to a video taken with a mobile phone, in which a dog has been filmed throughout the course of a day. The artist has redrawn each frame constituting this video (1’58”) over a period of two years (2006 – 2008), focusing on the main subject and its gestures. Both camera movements and the animation technique used to retrace each image, contribute to enhance the cinematographic quality of the video and to spectacularize a personal everyday life moment.
The artist dedicates this volume to Wisława Szymborska, “Monologue of a Dog Ensnared in History,” in Monologue of a Dog: New Poems, Translated by Clare Cavanagh and Stanislaw Baranczak. Harcourt: Orlando, Fla., 2005.
Special support has been lent by MER. Paper Kunsthalle, Mondriaan Fonds Amsterdam, GoldenRuler.
Special acknowledgements to BIC – Europe and Università Iuav di Venezia.
The publication entered the Wislawa Szymborska Foundation Archive – Krakow.